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Full Name
Dick Coleman
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Dick
Surname
Coleman
Also Known As
Hiki
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
811094
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr T. Coleman (father), Lower Waiawa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Lower Waiawa, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 11th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 26
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
15 January 1945
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1945
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Forli War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IV, 13, 13
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, Forli Cemetery (photo Gabrielle Fortune 2008)
Additional Information
Named as Hiki (Dick) in Soutar (2008)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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