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Robert Paul Harper

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  • Service number
    • 7/517 AWMM
    • 16282 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Robin AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW1 Unknown rank AWMM
      New Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM
    • WW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Paul AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robin AWMM
  • Service number
    • 7/517 AWMM
    • 16282 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    15 May 1887 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Farmer AWMM
    • WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 25 Aug 1914 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Tui Hills, Geraldine, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • George Harper (father), Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B.O. Harper (wife), 175 Peterborough Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 7/517 AWMM
    • 16282 AWMM
  • Military service
    New Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 11 April 1918. Citation: "For distinguished services in the field in connection with military operations culminating in the capture of Jerusalem." AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 04/06/1917 AWMM
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      London Gazette 14/01/1916 AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 25 August 1914 AWMM
      Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Burnham, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • WW1 27 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMM
      Vessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMM
      Trooper AWMM
      Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • WW1 Captain AWMM
      2 Divisional Cavalry AWMM
      Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 4 September 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 25 November 1917 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 27 August 1918 AWMM
      Discharged AWMM
      Unknown rank AWMM
      New Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM
    • WW2 26 August 1943 AWMM
      Posted to Reserve AWMM
      Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    85 AWMM
  • Date of death
    20 November 1972 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 305 AWMM
    • Second 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. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 198 AWMM
    • Second 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. AWMM
    • Harper, B. (Ed.). (1978). Letters from Gunner 7/516 and Gunner 7/517. Wellington, N.Z.: Anchor Communications. AWMM