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James Archer Cobbald

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James Archer Cobbald - This image may be subject to copyright

James Archer Cobbald - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Archer AWMM
  • Surname
    Cobbald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Arch AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 28189 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 December 1919 AWMM PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 23 April 1905 AWMM Oakland Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Post Office Worker/Civilian AWMM
    C & M. (Construction and Maintenace) Branch Post Office Employee AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 November 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ngaruawahia, Fiji ,Papakura, Maadi, O.C.T.U. Palestine AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Service Station Attendant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10.5 stone AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Sandfly fever AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Yellow Jaundice (3 times) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted May or August 1940, put his age up to 21, when he enlisted.

    In North Africa served from Egypt to Tunis, as well as Syria.

    In Italy, served from Sangro to Faenza.

    Returned home with Tongariro Draft -Personnel who had long service overseas. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 August 2015 Death Notice
    Age 95 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death NOtice: New Zealand Herald, 22 August 2015 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.90 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.70 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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