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Gordon Scoular Roper

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  R_016. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel R_016. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Scoular AWMM
  • Surname
    Roper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66991 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    66991 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
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.182 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.182
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.182
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gordon Roper was the son of Scoular Tydd Roper and Alice Roper, of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Amy Louise Roper, of Auckland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM I. D. 11. 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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  • My mother was Amy Louise Roper. I am trying to contact relatives of Gordon Scoular Roper.
    Public - Lynn louise - 11 August 2016
  • Gordon was my Great Aunt Mary's Brother-in-law. I found him while looking for her husband - Frank Silkstone Roper. Any information welcome.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2211676
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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.182 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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11 August 2016Lynn louiseThames, new zealandOther
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