Robert Paul Harper 15 May 1887 - 20 November 1972 Key details Contribute › Service number7/517 AWMM16282 AWMM Also known asRobin AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMUnknown rank AWMMNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMMWW2 AWMMLieutenant Colonel AWMMNew Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth15 May 1887 AWMM Place of birthPapanuiChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesPapanuiChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMFarmer AWMMWW1 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 25 August 1914 AWMMGloucester StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMMUnknown AWMMTui HillsGeraldineNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationGeorge Harper (father)Hereford StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMMMrs B.O. Harper (wife)175 Peterborough StreetChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 October 1914 AWMMSingle AWMMUnknown AWMMMarried 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 unitsNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM Military serviceNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMM 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) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM25 August 1914 AWMMCanterburyNew Zealand AWMMWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMMBurnhamCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM27 AWMMWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMLytteltonChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMHMNZT 4 HMNZT 11 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 16 October 1914 AWMMWW1 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMMain Body AWMMCanterbury Mounted Rifles AWMMTahiti or Athenic AWMMTrooper AWMMWW1 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM2 Divisional Cavalry AWMMCaptain AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMM27 August 1918 AWMMDischarged AWMMUnknown rank AWMMNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps AWMMWW2 AWMM26 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 deathTimaruCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Death notesTimaruCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Robert Paul Harper by laying a poppy. Raymond Norman Harper Robert Forbes Harper Robert Paul Harper Robert Roy Harper Robert Roy Harper Lay a poppy for 2015 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.htmlNZETC 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. Wellington, N.Z.: Anchor Communications. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.