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Geoffrey Edward Roper

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Geoffrey Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Roper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62525 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1919 AWMM King CountryWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 January 1941 AWMM 17 First Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Violet Roper (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 June 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 January 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Dairy Factory Hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Served in the desert and was captured by Rommel's German Army after he was injured. However, The British Army then recaptured them and Private Paget was eventually sent back to New Zealand on Hospital Ship "Maunganui" AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bullet in kneecap. Invalided home and spent several years in Rotorua Queen Mary Hospital and Auckland Hospital. Still experienced pain from a stiff leg for the rest of his life AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Myocardial infarction, ischaemic heart disease, right sided pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Marjorie Louisa Sims on 17 December 1949.

    Two daughters , Linda Jean and Glenys Anne AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 28 October 1991 AWMM
      Age 72 AWMM
      TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
    • 28 October 1991 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM R.S.A. Plaque erected AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 1991 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 1991 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.305 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM

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27 April 2023ElsieWanakaDirect descendant

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