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Ronald Alan Cumber

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Cumber AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ronald Allan Cumber AWMM
  • Service number
    72357 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 January 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 March 1942 AWMM Weir House, Victoria University College Hostel, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mabel Cumber (mother), C/o W.S. Ranson, Tiraumea Rd, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    72357 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • 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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Working as a clerk and studying at the Victoria University at the time of enlistment.

    Ronald Cumber studied at London University on a postwar bursary and was awarded a PhD in Entomology. He married in London after the war and returned to New Zealand in 1948.

    Cumber worked at the Cawthron Institute for a time then at Foxton where he worked with diseases of the flax plant. He was then seconded to Apia, Western Samoa, where he worked with the coconut beetle.

    He worked at DSIR Grasslands, Palmerston North, then at DSIR Mt Albert where he designed new laboratories.

    BDM lists name as Allan (December 2011) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 August 1987 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 August 1987 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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