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Dick Coleman

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1923 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 4 August 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/dick-coleman
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Tuhi and Te Kohi Coleman, of Lower Waiaua, Opotiki, BOP Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 4 August 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/dick-coleman
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Lower Waiawa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lower Waiaua, Opotiki, BOP Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 4 August 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/dick-coleman
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr T. Coleman (father), Lower Waiawa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 811094 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa & Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e!
    28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa & Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e!

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Named as Hiki (Dick) in Soutar (2008)

    Identified as B and C Company (Soutar, 2008) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IV, 13, 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 26 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 August 2023Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
15 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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