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Henry James Coombe

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Portrait (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II. 2002) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II. 2002) - This image may be subject to cop …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry James AWMM
  • Surname
    Coombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    46769 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1913 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Oakleigh, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.Coombe (father), Havelock North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    46769 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    - S mine explosion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Henry Coombe was the son of Herbert and Camilla Marie Coombe of Havelock North, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 12. E. 6 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

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Henderson, J. (1954). p.241 AWMM
    • 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
      p.47 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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