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William Thaxter

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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
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/1351 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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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

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Chunuk BairGallipoli AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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