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Robert Charles Coombes

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Coombes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403867 AWMM
    • WWII 403867 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Marjorie Eleanor Coombes (wife), Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ403867 AWMM
    • WWII 403867 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Of natural causes whilst on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Coombes was the son of Robert and Deliah Coombes, of Hamilton; husband of Marjorie Eleanor Coombes, of Lower Hutt, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton East Cemetery, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Public Area F2, Row G, Grave 33. 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

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