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Full Name: Howard Robert Cooper
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Howard Robert
Surname: Cooper
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 17946
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Housemaster
Next of Kin: Mrs E.J. Cooper (wife), 89 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 145 North Avon Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 48
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II. F. 2.
Biographical Notes: Howard Cooper was the son of Robert Lawrence Cooper, and of Lilian Alice Cooper (nee Pattrick), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Elva Joyce Cooper, of Palmerston North.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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