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Stanley Coshall

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_022. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_022. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Coshall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 46911 AWMM
    • WWII 149870 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 August 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) OxfordEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Widow: Mrs. S. Coshall of Crieff, Perth, Scotland AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. L. A. Coshall of Auckland. Sister: Mrs. S. M. Briggs of 63 Bridgton Road, Parnell, Auckland. AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Stanley Coshall was the son of Samuel Edward and Lena Gertrude Coshall; husband of Robina Coshall, of Shepway, Maidstone, Kent. B.A. (Oxon.).

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL:

    Attended Oxford Technical School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bergen General Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands AWMM Plot 2. Row E. Grave 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • While reading Group Captain Trent VC.DFC, biography, Venturer Courageous, I saw your name S Coshall. I am also S Coshall, Stephen, we named our son Stanley. We moved to NZ from the UK in 2011 from South East England. There may be a connection from that region (north Kent). My family are from the Erith area.
    The next time we are in Auckland we will come to see your name.
    REspect Stephen
    Public - Stephen - 31 October 2022
  • God bless. Your brother Philip's son.
    Public - John - Other relative - 30 June 2016
  • The grandfather I never knew
    Public - Thomas - Other Relative - 1 March 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM


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31 October 2022StephenRolleston Canterbury NZOther
30 June 2016JohnLondonOther relative
01 March 2015ThomasScotland/ fifeOther Relative

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