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Francis John Charles Coatsworth

This is a photo of Jack Coatsworth just prior to him leaving for war.

Jack Coatsworth

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis John Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Coatsworth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 28 Sydney Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.J. Coatsworth (father), 28 Sydney Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13378 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 Unknown AWMM Plumber AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-D (known as Stalag 306), Marburg, Slovenia POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Joseph and Ethel Annie Coatsworth, of Invercargill, Southland AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria AWMM 2. C. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Francis was always known to me as Uncle Jack. I am very privileged to be his youngest niece. Jack's youngest brother Louis Coatsworth was my father. I was very fortunate to hear stories of Jack and the Coatsworth family from my father. My Dad was very proud of Jack and had possession of his war medals for most of his life.
    Public - Kathryn - Direct descendant - 14 September 2021
  • Francis was known as Jack and was my Grandmothers brother, she was an older sister and would often tell me about her brother Jack and had very fond memories of him. I wish now I had asked a little more about him. My brother and sister and cousins have been to Klagenfurt in Austria to visit his grave. It gave my Grandmother great pride and happiness to have photos of them all at his grave there. His name is on the cenotaph at Lumsden and also Invercargill. I often think of my Great Uncle Jack and how very sad my Nana's family must have been to find their dear brother had died so tragically.
    Public - Rachel Pamela - Other Relative - 11 April 2015
  • You were my grandfathers brother. You may be gone but never forgotten even through generations.
    Public - Libby - Other Relative - 2 March 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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
      WW2 3: WW2 90 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 September 2021Kathryn Blenheim Direct descendant
21 August 2016Rachel PamelaMossburn New ZealandOther relative
11 April 2015Rachel PamelaMossburn New ZealandOther Relative
02 March 2015LibbyBunbury, WA, AustraliaOther Relative

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