COPLAND, Robert Davie
(Service number 24/1254)

First Rank rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 24 March 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment O W Chapman, Cave, Timaru
Occupation Farm Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin A Copland (father) Roslyn, Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 9 October 1915
Transport HMNZT 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, Maunganui, Tahiti, Aparima, Navua, Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 September 1916 Age 21
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause KIA
Memorial or Cemetery Quarry cemetery, Montauban Somme, France
Memorial Reference I. A. 6
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Esk Valley War Memorial; St Andrews War memorial; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library)

Biographical Notes

son of Alexander and Annie Morton Copland, Rosslyn, King Street, Timaru. other brothers who served and survived, Arthur Thomson Copland b1889 (24/722), William Leslie Copland b1886 (24/720), Andrew Turnbull Copland b 1891 (28439


War record open in Archives

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