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Robert Bruce Coyle



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Coyle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ428593 AWMM
    • WWII NZ48656 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1916 Death Notice
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ428593 AWMM
    • WWII NZ48656 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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  • Online Cenotaph record compiled from information found in his death notice and Cemetery record.

    Service numbers differ in Death Notice (428593) and Cemetery Record (48656). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 October 1984 Death Notice
    Age 68 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    COYLE, Robert Bruce (RNZAF No 428593, Second World War). On October 11,1984 (suddenly) at Orewa (late of Mt Eden). Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and much loved father and father-in-law of Marilyn and Allan Harris, Bruce and Jacqui Coyle, and Christine and Babu Daji, Grandfather of Stephen and Graeme, Anna and Craig, and Julian, Kieren and Bianca. A service will be held at the Purewa Crematorium Chapel, St Johns Road, Meadowbank, At 11 am on Monday. AWMM
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