Topic: Robert ROPIHA

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Entered camp at Palmerston North 26 June 1940                                                    

Height: 5' 9½"                                       

Eyes: Brown

Complexion: Dark                                

Hair: Black

Declared age: 22 years 150 days 



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Date of birth:05 June 1917
Date of death:23 November 1941
Place of birth:Koputaroa, Levin
Educational achievements:Std 5
Awards:1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, NZ War Service Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Last known residence:Foxton, New Zealand
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Western Desert
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Ieni Ropiha
Fathers date of birth:1889
Mothers name:Erena (née Sciascia)
Siblings:Waina, Renata, Pare, Raukura, Alexander, Ratima, Dudley, Eric, Lena, Raymond, Ieni, Rita, Elsie, Hokowhitu, and Jean Hine
Date of arrival overseas:18 June 1940
Theatres of war:Egypt, Crete
War memorial:Foxton
Place enlisted:Levin
Christian names:Robert
Place of arrival overseas:Scotland
Overseas memorial:Alamein Memorial, Col 104
School:Foxton DHS 12 Oct 1931 - 19 Dec 1931 came from Poranaghau, returned there
Service number:39555
Religion:Church of England
Date enlisted:9 November 1939
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:28th Maori Bn NZ Infantry
Embarkation date:01 May 1940
User reference:1.45

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