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John Coughey

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Portrait of Private John Coughey in WWI uniform. Image courtesty of Coughey family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Coughey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13631 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1890 AWMM BurnhamCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Mount Pleasant, Morrinsville, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 James Coughey (father), Mount Pleasant, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13631 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    17 December 1917 AWMM
    For bravery and devotion to duty. During the action east of St Julien on 4 October 1917, when the gun which Private Coughey elonged was put out of action at a critical time in the advance, and a captured German gun brought into action in its place, he brought two loads of German ammunition across open country under heavy machine-gun fire. Subsequently he conducted a carrying party to his gun under heavy shell fire and throughout the action, he showed an entire disregard of danger. London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13201, Rec No 1341. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1958 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery Glen Eden Auckland New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Ash Burial K, Row 1A – Plot 52 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Coughey, John. Treasured memories of our dear father and poppa, who passed away on May 4, 1958. A wonderful father with a heart of gold, No better dad this world could hold, ON earth he toiled, in Heaven he rests. God bless you, dear dad, you were one of the best. Always remembered by Zena, Pat, Donald and Garry. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 3 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      p. 54 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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