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John Thomas Cooney

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 147 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 147 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 1/598 AWMM
    • WWI 3/4469 AWMM
    • WWI 4785 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1883 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Kerepeehi, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Company Manager. Public - Howard John - Researcher - 7 April 2021 - NZ Archives: Probate 1939. John Thomas Cooney.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Cooney (father), Police-station, Thames, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • * NZ BDM Marriage,#10557,1935. Violet Ruth Starkey, nee Eskrigge. Public - Howard John - Researcher - 7 April 2021 - * NZ Internal Affairs. B.D. M.


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 1/598 AWMM
    • WWI 3/4469 AWMM
    • WWI 4785 AWMM
  • Military service
    5th Pioneer Battalion AWMM
    Australian Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    4 October 1918 AWMM
    "On the 29th September 1918, near Bellicourt, Sergeant Cooney, at a critical time, had to take charge of his platoon engaged on forward road work. He successfully conducted his men to a position of security at the assembly point in spite of a very heavy enemy barrage. He showed great ability and set and excellent example of coolness throughout the day in handling his men, whom he frequently had to lead through very heavily shelled areas. This NCO has on previous occasions shown consistently the same qualities." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 1 January 1915 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Discharged from the Samoan Expeditionary Force and transferred to the N.Z. Territorial Reserve in consequence of taking up a civic position in Samoan Administration (Source: Military Personnel File) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1939 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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07 April 2021Howard JohnManurewa, Auckland, New ZealandResearcher

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