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John James Copland



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John James AWMM
  • Surname
    Copland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Copeland AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2356 AWMM
    • 8682 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1880 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr C. Copeland (brother), Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Charles Copeland (brother), Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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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”

    Died at, Cremated Hamilton

    Father was named Charles Copeland. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 October 1975 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    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



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