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Ralph Austin Colbeck

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Ralph Austin AWMM
  • Surname
    Colbeck AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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Service

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    Navy AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained in England and Canada. AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ralph Colbeck was the son of Wilfred Howard Buckley Colbeck and Mary Winifred Colbeck (nee Clarke) of Puru, Auckland Province.

    Attended King's College 1936-39 where he was a member of School House. He played rugby for the school

    Leaving school, he studied electrical engineering at Auckland University. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    LancashireEngland AWMM
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    Burscough Bridge (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England AWMM Sec. E Grave 2566 AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • The King's collegian AWMM
      Collegian 1943, p.29 AWMM