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Keith John Coombe

Photograph of Warrant Officer Class 2 Keith John Coombe 20131. Image kindly provided by the Coombe family (June 2017). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Warrant Officer Class 2 Keith John Coombe 20131. Image kindly provided by the Coombe f …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith John AWMM
  • Surname
    Coombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20131 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 June 1911 Military Personnel File MartonRangitikei Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Box 187, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr S. Coombe (father), Box 96, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20131 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 December 1939 Military Personnel File Accountant/Civilian Military Personnel File
    HamiltonWaikato Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5ft, 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      9 stone, 7 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Keith John Coombe was 28 years old when he enlisted. He served for 5 years and 148 days.

      W.O Keith John Coombe entered the 2 NZEF as a Private. He was later promoted to Sergeant, then later Warrant Officer.

      Awarded the MBE by his wartime commander, General Freyberg. AWMM
    • Also mentioned in "P.J Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy (2016). Gallant Acts & Noble Deeds: New Zealand Army Honours and Awards " - page 72. Public - Sophie - Other relative - 26 October 2017 - -
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About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1992 Public Source
    Age 81 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 41 AWMM


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26 October 2017SophieAucklandOther relative

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