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George Alexander Coffin

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Coffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 409103 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 409103 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
    WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80
    PeriaNorth Auckland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.80
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry Coffin and of Edith Ann Coffin (nee Foster), of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    XIV, A, 6, Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Mangonui (Cenotaph) War Memorial, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • in memory of my uncle George, brother of my father (Ivan Nelson). They both served in Italy.
    Public - Erin George - Direct descendant - 17 April 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2049713
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.80 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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17 April 2016Erin GeorgeAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant

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