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Charles Manfred Rope

  • Service number
    WWI 13/432 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal/Military AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Full length portrait of Trooper Charles Manfred Rope, Reg No 13/432, of the 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles, Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Main Body. Later Corporal. Died of wounds in Egypt 9 January 1917. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1914). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-R988. No known copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Manfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Rope AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/432 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    18 November 1889 Military Personnel file
  • Place of birth
    Te Kopuru, Northland, New Zealand Military Personnel file
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 School teacher/Civilian Military Personnel file
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Aug 1915 Pukeatua, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E.M. Rope (mother), Te Kopuru, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1916 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/432 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 August 1914 Military Personnel file
    Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 24 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
    Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 08 Aug 1915 Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Reported wounded Dardanelles AWMM
    • 08 Aug 1915 Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted ANZAC with Bullet Wound Right (BWR) leg, transferred to ship AWMM
    • 14 Aug 1915 Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Malta AWMM
    • 09 Oct 1915 Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Recovered and attached to strength from Malta AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Rafa, Egypt AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal/Military AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Rhoda Beatrice Rope and Edward Richard Rope.

      Charles Rope was wounded at Gallipoli 8 August 1915, he rejoined his unit at Gallipoli 8 November 1915, then served at the Canal from January 1916.

      Before the War he served with the Auckland Training College Cadet Officers Training Corps.

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

      Auckland War Memorial Museum 'Scars on the Heart WWI': "The En Zeds" display case includes the Roll Book of the Auckland Mounted Rifles. The Roll Book contains names and details of those who served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine. AWMM
    • Charles Manfred Rope is the son of Edward Mingay Rope and Emma Morley Powell. As both Edward and Rhoda Rope were born in 1883, this Charles Manfred is not their son. He is Edward Richard Rope's younger brother. Edward and Rhoda named their son Charles Manfred and he served in World War II. His record can also be found in the Cenotaph. Public - Sophia - Other relative - 13 February 2016 - 1. Military Personnel File and 2. Crisp, Frederick Arthur and Howard, Joseph Jackson. Visitation of England and Wales, Volume 2. Published 1893. Page 95
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About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 January 1917 Military Personnel file
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Rafa, Sinai-Palestine AWMM
  • Death notes
    Egypt AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    F. 47 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Pukeatua War Memorial Church and obelisk, Pukeatua, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • Honouring and remembering your service today Charles Rope, on the centenary of Gallipoli where you fought in 1915.
    Public - Janetta - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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13 February 2016SophiaMarlborough, MA United StatesOther relative
25 April 2015JanettaAucklandOther Relative