Howard Robert Cooper Unknown date of birth - 15 July 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number17946 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesHoward Robert AWMM SurnameCooper AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number17946 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMHousemaster AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM145 North Avon RoadChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs E.J. Cooper (wife)89 Limbrick StreetPalmerston NorthNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMMarried AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number17946 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Brigade AWMMLance Corporal AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Howard Cooper was the son of Robert Lawrence Cooper, and of Lilian Alice Cooper (nee Pattrick), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Elva Joyce Cooper, of Palmerston North. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death15 July 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceII. F. 2. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Howard Robert Cooper by laying a poppy. Horace Cooper Howard Cooper Howard Robert Cooper Hubert Lloyd Cooper Ivan Ewart Cooper Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Howard Robert Cooper Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 5: WW2 48 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.