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Ralph Austin Colbeck

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Austin AWMM
  • Surname
    Colbeck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZD2817 AWMM
    • WWII NZD2817 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1905 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained in England and Canada. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ralph Colbeck was the son of Wilfred Howard Buckley Colbeck and Mary Winifred Colbeck (nee Clarke) of Puru, Auckland Province.

    Attended King's College 1936-39 where he was a member of School House. He played rugby for the school

    Leaving school, he studied electrical engineering at Auckland University. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    LancashireEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Burscough Bridge (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England AWMM Sec. E Grave 2566 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • The King's collegian AWMM
      Collegian 1943, p.29 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM

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