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Howard Robert Cooper

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  • Service number
    17946 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

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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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Housemaster/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 145 North Avon Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.J. Cooper (wife), 89 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • 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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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Lance Corporal/Military AWMM
    Infantry Brigade AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

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

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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