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Winston Harding Copeland

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Winston Harding AWMM
  • Surname
    Copeland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    626412 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1922 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 5 Martin Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O H Copeland (mother), 5 Martin Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 May 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    626412 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Royden and Olive Copeland (nee Young) of Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM I A 22 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Winston Harding Copeland by laying a poppy.

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Leave a tribute or memory of Winston Harding Copeland

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  • To the Uncle I never knew , but thought of often .
    Today I lay a Poppy for you from my bubble <3
    Public - Perry St John - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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  • In Loving memory of my Uncle Winston who fought bravely in Italy WWII RIP
    Public - Joanne - Direct descendant - 10 April 2017
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  • Laying a Poppy for my Great Uncle who I have learnt more about recently. RIP
    Public - Michael Winston - Other Relative - 20 July 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.29 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020Perry St JohnChristchurchDirect descendant
10 April 2017JoanneTaurangaDirect descendant
29 February 2016JennyAdelaide AustraliaDirect descendant
20 July 2015Michael WinstonChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative

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