Robert James Roper

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Joined the Golden Bay Shipping Company at Port Nelson, ca. Mar 1911. A year later he joined the Anchor Shipping Company. He was invalided home from the army in 1918 and thinks of his two years in the army as the best in his life. He retired in late Sep 1961 after nine and a half years as manager of the Nelson branch of Burns Philp & Co. (NEM, 23 Sep, 1961 - in Field scrapbook 5, p.22)
Private with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company. He embarked on the Corinthic (Ship) on 2 Apr 1917 at Wellington. His serial number: 40245. (From Cenotaph database Nov 2013)

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