|Unit||2/22nd Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Conflict/Operation||Second World War, 1939-1945|
|Conflict Eligibility Date||Second World War, 1939-1947|
|Date of Death||04 February 1942|
|Place of Death||Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea|
|Cause of Death||Massacred|
|Cemetery or Memorial Details||Bita Paka War Cemetery, Bita Paka, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea|
|Source||AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)|
Roll of Honour John Robert Copland
Location on the Roll of Honour
John Robert Copland's name is located at panel 48 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).
Personal Service Records
For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .
The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.
Roll of Honour name projection
John Robert Copland's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:
- Mon 07 February 2022 at 3:17am
- Fri 29 April 2022 at 11:12pm
- Sun 10 July 2022 at 3:25am
- Tue 13 September 2022 at 2:53am
These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.