Copy list items with People/Group column?


I can’t seem to find anything in the help on this. I’m copying a list item from one list in Site A to an identical list in Site B (I’ve template the list in Site A and built the list in Site B from the template).

The issue is that one of the columns is a people/group, when the item is copied to Site B the information in this column changes. Instead of the a users name as it is in Site A it is replaced with the “owners” group from Site B i.e. “SIte B Owners”. I’m struggling to understand why the data would be changed?

See the attached screen shot: A = source site / B = target site