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Mervyn Henry Cotterell

Portrait, Mervyn Henry Cotterell - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Mervyn Henry Cotterell - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Cotterell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68322 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
    • Unknown AWMM Matakana, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Matakana, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E.L. Cotterell (mother), 50 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E.L. Cotterell (mother), 50 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68322 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mervyn Cotterell was the son of Charles Richard Cotterell and of Esther Lillian Cotterell (nee Lee), of Moerewa, Northland, New Zealand.

    Attended school at Pamapuria, Opua, Kohukohu, Rawene District High and Whangarei High School.

    He obtained his Diploma in Dairying at Massey College. Subsequently he entered the employment of the NZ Co-op Dairy Company at Waitoa, and at the time of his enlistment was with the Matakana Dairy Company.

    A keen sportsman, he captained the Matakana Rugby Team and the Matakana Tennis Team. In 1939 he represented the Rodney Union as half-back.

    Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 lists next of kin as Mrs E. Cotterell, Tauranga AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 1. 32 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
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2 AWMM
    • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Warkworth RSA, 1939 - 1945, wood inlay, Puhoi, Kaipara Flats, Matakana, Leigh AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 35 AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 9: WW2 89 AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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