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Robert Henry Sizeland Harper

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Henry Sizeland AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 16784 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 August 1912 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 7 Hugh St., Kaiapoi AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E. Harper, 56 Hereford St., Christchurch (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16784 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      28 January 1943 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Harper, Robert Henry Sizeland. (Ref. WO 373/23/454). Military Medal. AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal R. H. S. Harper, MM; born NZ 29 Aug 1912; woollen worker. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.202.)

    'As on a previous occasion, Sergeant Ray Minson took over his platoon and completed the task of knocking out all enemy resistance in that locality. One of his men, Private Robert H. S. Harper, distinguished himself both in the attack and by volunteering to get in touch with the troops on the right and left. After failing to establish contact with B Company on the right, as it had moved forward, Harper re-established contact with 9 Platoon under Second-Lieutenant Andrew Cooper on the left and notified Cooper that he was the only officer left on his feet in the company.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 202.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.202. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.148 AWMM

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