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Archibald Ainslie Harper


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Archibald Ainslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    44569 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    9 Madrid Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Harper (father), 9 Madrid Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    44569 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Archibald Harper was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Harper, of Dannevirke, New Zealand. AWMM
    • I see there is no record of Archibald's birth. I can add he was born in 1917. His older brother Robert was born in 1913, then his sister Jean in 1915, Arch in 1917 and my father John in 1918. I don't know his actual birth date though. Public - Robyn Nita Faire (nee Harper) - Other relative - 8 November 2018 - Family Records
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About death

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  • Death
    22 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, Tararua District, New Zealand AWMM 7. S. AWMM
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  • Archibald was sent home from war and died at the young age of 27 on Christmas eve 1944. His death certificate said he died from Myocarditis and Diphtheria. He will not be forgotten. His two brothers returned; Robert Ainslie Harper was awarded the distinguished Flying cross. His other brother, (my father) was John Ainslie Harper. (both died in 1990)
    Public - Robyn Nita - Other Relative - 5 May 2015

Related Serviceperson



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 14: WW2 148 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 November 2018Robyn Nita Faire (nee Harper)Taumarunui. New ZealandOther relative
05 May 2015Robyn NitaTaumarunuiOther Relative

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