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Victor Marcus COPPLESON

Date of birth27 February 1893
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolWee Waa Public School; Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingSt Andrew's College, University of Sydney (MB, ChM, 1915), New South Wales
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Roseville', Bondi Road, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Albert Coppleson, Wee Waa, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name4th Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (November 1914), A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Te Anau on 20 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
Promotion date: 28 February 1918

Other details

War service: New Guinea, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, Paddington, New South Wales, 19 July 1940; discharged, 24 June 1941, as NX35069 Major, Australian Army Medical Corps.
Date of death12 May 1965
SourcesAustralian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp 109-111

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