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Richard Ashley Cooper



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  • Forenames
    Richard Ashley AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 January 1948 AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    10 May 2017 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    COOPER, Richard Ashley. E.D., J.P., C82871, NZ Army, RNZSIGS, Lt Col. Last Director of The Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals. Born 17th January 1948. Died at home on 10th May 2017. Richard was a loving husband of Karen. Much loved father of Michael and Andrea, and father-in-law of Robyn. Adored grandad of Brayden, Alyse, Charlie and Elsie. Brother and brother-in-law of Lesley and Arthur Parris, Patrick and Glynis Cooper, Lynne and David Riddler, Jan and Stuart Handley, and David and Rochelle Stephen. A service for Richard will be held at the Chapel of North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 11.30am. All messages please to PO Box 35 956 Browns Bay, Auckland 0753. AWMM
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  • External links
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    The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    Obituary: May 13, 2017 AWMM

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