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James Herdman Coppin



  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Herdman AWMM
  • Surname
    Coppin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 1333 AWMM
    • WWI 1408 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 7 March 1905 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra GeraldineCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • 7 March 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    7 March 1893 Public - Ian - Researcher - 28 October 2018 - All your records state he died as a 25 year old, yet your birth field has him born in 1905. That would have meant he died as a 13 year old in 1918.
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Coppin, Catlin's River, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 November 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 1333 AWMM
    • WWI 1408 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    'South of Strazeele, on the morning of the 11th July, 1918, this N.C.O. went out on patrol in front of our lines. With a party of three men he skilfully reconnoitred enemy positions, and finding them off the alert he promptly returned with the information. That it was both valuable and reliable is proved by what followed. On orders to exploit the success being received, he accompanied the officer, and with a small party took a leading part in the capture of about 10 enemy posts, together with their garrison, totalling 25 other ranks and 3 machine guns.He displayed great courage and initiative, and his example meant a great deal to the success of the enterprise. He has always done fine work.' AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    23 Aug 1918 {Age 25} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Daours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 17), France AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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28 October 2018Ian Auckland, NZResearcher

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