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Robert ROPIHA

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Date of birth05 June 1917
Date of death23 November 1941
Mothers nameErena (née Sciascia)
Spouses nameUnmarried
Fathers date of birth1889
Fathers nameIeni Ropiha
SiblingsWaina, Renata, Pare, Raukura, Alexander, Ratima, Dudley, Eric, Lena, Raymond, Ieni, Rita, Elsie, Hokowhitu, Jean Hine
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Cause of deathKilled in action
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Last known residenceFoxton, New Zealand
Educational achievementsStd 5
Awards1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, NZ War Service Medal
Place of birthKoputaroa, Levin
OccupationLabourer
Place of deathWestern Desert
Date of arrival overseas18 June 1940
Theatres of warEgypt, Crete
SurnameROPIHA
War memorialFoxton
Place enlistedLevin
Christian namesRobert
Place of arrival overseasScotland
Overseas memorialAlamein Memorial, Col 104
SchoolFoxton DHS 12 Oct 1931 - 19 Dec 1931 came from Poranaghau, returned there
WarsWW11
Service number39555
ReligionChurch of England
Date enlisted9 November 1939
Final rankPrivate
Regiment or service28th Maori Bn NZ Infantry
Embarkation date01 May 1940
User reference1.45

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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