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William Thaxter

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  • Service number
    10/1351 AWMM
  • Also known as
    William Albert Copland AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Thaxter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Albert Copland AWMM
  • Service number
    10/1351 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    25 June 1884 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Cook AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 Nov 1914 86 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Lennard (aunt), care of G. Absolum, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Dec 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/1351 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 November 1914 AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 30 AWMM

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Auburn AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of John James Copland, 33 Prospect Tce, Mt Eden.

    Father: James Nugent Copland (died 1887)

    Mother: Grace Copland (died 1890)

    William was born as Copland, but his maternal grandparents were called Thaxter and he was brought up by them when his parents died. He appears in Roll of Honour and on WWI Hall of Memory Wall as William Albert Thaxter Copland, but as Thaxter in this Cenotaph database, on his Army Service Record and on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Served as Thaxter. Listed as Copland on the Roll of Honour and on WWI Hall of Memory Wall. Name listed as Thaxter in this Cenotaph database, on his Army Service Record and on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 23 AWMM
  • Obituary

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