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Leonard Neil Couchman

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Neil AWMM
  • Surname
    Couchman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ424430 AWMM
    • WWII 424430 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1913 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Olive Couchman (wife), Sherwood, Rapanui, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. O. Couchman AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Couchman of Wanganui AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leonard Couchman was the son of Charles Couchman, and of Rachel Couchman (nee Silbery), of Wanganui; husband of Olive Couchman, of Wanganui.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended Wanganui East School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Poix-De-Picardie Churchyard, Somme, France AWMM Row B. Coll. grave 20-24. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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 Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing]. Archives New Zealand (R17845747) AWMM

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