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Eric Tristram Harper

  • Service number
    35694 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Trooper AWMM
    Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Tristram AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    35694 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Solicitor and Barrister/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B.A.S. Harper (wife), 8 Kilmore Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    35694 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 31 May 1917-19 October 1917 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM Moeraki 31 May 1917 AWMM
    Vessel was Moeraki AWMM
    Sergeant Major AWMM
    26th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles AWMM
    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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 Trooper AWMM
      Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • previously was a sergeant major but downgraded himself, under no other encouragement. Public - Freya - Direct descendant - 22 March 2017 -,-1878-1918

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric Harper was the son of George and Agnes Harper; husband of Beatrice A. S. Harper, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Educated at Christchurch Boys' High School and St Patrick's College, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Member of the All Blacks rugby team which toured Britain in 1905

    Played cricket in the United Club's first eleven and later for the West Christchurch Club

    All Black in 1904-06

    Moeraki then transhipped to "Port Lincoln" at Sydney for Suez. AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    40 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 April 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Palestine, Middle East, Asia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Palestine AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 1 AWMM
  • Obituary

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