John James AWMM
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His father was James Nugent Copland (goldminer),died in 1887 aged 35 , his mother Grace,Evangeline Thaxter, died 1890, aged 30. Grandfather was Charles Thaxter, died 1898, grandmother was Charlotte Thaxter , died 1891. Had two brothers and one sister. Married Eliza Hannah Courtney in 1910, who died in 1961.
Had two sons, Cecil John James, born 1910 and Leonard Courtney , born 1911.J.J. Copland had a brother who fought and died in WWI. He was Private William Albert Thaxter Copland, service number 10/1351, 2nd Reinforcments W.I.R. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 August 1915.
Occupations: Labourer, marble & granite polisher, linesman, monumental mason
Name is also spelled as Copeland in some documentation.
Auckland Museum Boer War Display item – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika” AWMM
28 October 1975 AWMM
Age 95 AWMM
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Cremated at Hamilton Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
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Have met the wife of the great grandson of JJ Copland and they have a photograph of John wearing his Queen's Medal. The added notes on lower front of photo show he was a gunner linked to 15 pounders.
Public - Warwick - 23 May 2017
- Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
29 October 1975 AWMM
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