Ronald Alan AWMM
Also known as
Ronald Allan Cumber AWMM
12 January 1919 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
Pre 23 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 feet 8 inches AWMM
- Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
Heart attack AWMM
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
Roll of Honour
Remember Ronald Alan Cumber by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
Ronald Alan Cumber
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 12: WW2 46 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 August 1987 AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.