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Harry James Jack Coe

Portrait of Harry James Coe, 53601 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Kaye Davis 1249-2784. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Harry James Coe, 53601 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Kaye Davis 1249-2784. CC-BY-NC-ND 4 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry James Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Coe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 543601 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1916 AWMM BullsManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM 11 Alexandra St., Marton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. T. Coe, 11 Alexandra St., Marton (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 543601 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80 Painter 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80
    MartonRangitikei 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80
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  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Life member of the Marton RSA. At 107 years old, he was New Zealand's oldest man. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 May 2023 AWMM
    Age 107 AWMM
    TaupoWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    COE, Harry James Jack
    (Poppa Jack):
    Reg No. 543601 WWII Veteran
    Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 14th May 2023, after a short illness, at St Johns Wood Oceania Rest Home, Taupo, aged 107 years, 3 days. Dearly loved husband of the late Thora. Treasured Dad and father-in-law of Peter and Eileen and Valerie (deceased). Adored grandfather (Poppa Jack) and great-grandfather of Trevor and Jo, Alan, Gary and Dianne Coe, Michael and Aaron Sefton. All of Jack's great-grandchildren and very close extended family. Special thanks to the manager and staff at St Johns Wood Rest Home Taupo.

    Published by Manawatu Standard on May 18, 2023. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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