Robert Paul Harper Born 15 May 1887 - Died 20 November 1972 PDF Print Share Key details Service number7/517 AWMM16282 AWMM Also known asRobin AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Unknown rank AWMMNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMMWW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMMNew Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait from Powles, C.G. (1922). - No known copyright rest … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRobert Paul AWMM SurnameHarper AWMM Ingoa Also known asRobin AWMM Service number7/517 AWMM16282 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth15 May 1887 AWMM Place of birthPapanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesPapanui, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Farmer AWMMWW1 Farmer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 25 Aug 1914 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMMUnknown Tui Hills, Geraldine, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationGeorge Harper (father), Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMMMrs B.O. Harper (wife), 175 Peterborough Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMMUnknown Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number7/517 AWMM16282 AWMM Military serviceNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMDSO: London Gazette, 11 April 1918. Citation: "For distinguished services in the field in connection with military operations culminating in the capture of Jerusalem." AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMDistinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMMEfficiency Decoration (ED) AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMLondon Gazette 04/06/1917 AWMMCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMLondon Gazette 11/04/1918 AWMMDistinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMMLondon Gazette 14/01/1916 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 25 August 1914 AWMMCanterbury, New Zealand AWMMWW1 Unknown AWMMBurnham, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 27 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMMVessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMMTrooper AWMMCanterbury Mounted Rifles AWMMMain Body AWMMWW1 Captain AWMM2 Divisional Cavalry AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMMWounded 4 September 1915 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMMWounded 25 November 1917 AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 27 August 1918 AWMMDischarged AWMMUnknown rank AWMMNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMMWW2 26 August 1943 AWMMPosted to Reserve AWMMLieutenant Colonel AWMMNew Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Discharged from NZEF, 27 August 1918.Joined 2 NZEF, 8 April 1940. Embarked 8 November 1940.Returned to NZ, 31 March 1941.Posted to Reserves, 26 August 1943.Letters from Gunner 7/516 and Gunner 7/517 is a collection of letters from Robin and his brother Gordon during World War 1. It gives details of their army careers, awards, etc. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death85 AWMM Date of death20 November 1972 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathTimaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Death notesTimaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Robert Paul Harper by laying a poppy. Robert Forbes Harper Robert Henry Sizeland Harper Robert Paul Harper Robert Roy Harper Robert Roy Harper Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Robert Paul Harper Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksPowles, C.G. (1922). The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe and Tombs. Digitised copy on NZETC site.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1-Sina.htmlSources UsedNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130182.htmlFurther ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C21733Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 305 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 198 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMHarper, B. (Ed.). (1978). Letters from Gunner 7/516 and Gunner 7/517. 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