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Howard Robert Cooper

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Howard Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    17946 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 145 North Avon Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.J. Cooper (wife), 89 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17946 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 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
    • He had one son Robert Scott Cooper, born 25 April 1942 who was born whilst Howard was active duty overseas. Howard was informed of the birth of his son but sadly was killed in action before they could meet. Public - Lisa - Direct descendant - 13 April 2017 - family papers (I am Howard's granddaughter)
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. F. 2. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • In loving memory of my grandfather Howard
    Public - Lisa - Direct descendant - 13 April 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second 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. AWMM
    WW2 5: WW2 48 AWMM

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13 April 2017LisaAuckland, NZDirect descendant