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Reuben Edward Coulston

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 September 1923 AWMM PorangahauHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 23 July 1941 AWMM Raukituri, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Raukituri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M. Waihape (mother), C/o J. Ormond, Opoutama, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M. Waihape (mother), C/o J. Ormond, Opoutama, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68373 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded twice in action. Admitted to the 5 Field Ambulance Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Massive stroke AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in regular force until 1956.

    Headstone inscription: R.E. COULSTON 68373 2LT 2nd NZEF JFORCE 28 MAORI BATTALION DIED 11.2.1998 AGED 74 YEARS

    Note on original record embarkation to japan "10th Reinforcements" AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 February 1998 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Block 34 Plot 464 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: The Gisborne Herald, 12 February 1998 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 43 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 28 AWMM
    • Gisborne Herald AWMM
      Death notice: The Gisborne Herald, 12 February 1998 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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