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John Alfred Cole

Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Cole AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII C/JX 247426 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
    WW2 Mr Herbert J. Cole (father), Flat 3, Salisbury Courts, Salisbury Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII C/JX 247426 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

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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  • John Cole was the son of Herbert John and Elsie Janet Cole of Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Cole held a Masters of Science with Honours.

    HMS Achates was laying mines. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent, England AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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