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Jack Stanley Harker



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Harker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    RNZN 1210 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 August 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Postoperative heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Marguerite, father of Susan

      In 1972 was aboard the protest yacht Tamure sailing to Mururoa

      Awarded the Queen's Service Medal (QSM)

      Service held at Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base) Devonport

      Biographical material summarised from author notes in his books AWMM
    • There is an error listed above. Jack Stanley Harker had five children: namely three daughters; Sheryn ( born 1940 - died 1942); Gael Kendall (born 1942 ) and Jan Marguerite (born 1948), and two sons ; Malcolm Kendrick ( born 1945- died 2017), and Philip Thomas ( born 1948 - twin of Jan) . There was no child named Susan. Public - Gael Kendall - Child - 31 October 2019 - Submitted by eldest living daughter Gael Kendall Thompson from family oral history , supported by birth and baptism certificates on my possession . See also Jack
      Harker’s autobiography “ All At Sea” : HarperCollins Publishers NZ Limited 2004, in which there is no reference to a daughter named Susan.
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About death

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  • Death
    8 February 2008 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, February 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • A Poppy for my Pop.
    Public - Cynthia - Direct descendant - 12 July 2017



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  • External links
    Jack; a stalwart of the NZ Navy tirelessly researched typed and recorded a history of the NZ Navy. Public - Phil - Child - 30 May 2017 - Jack; stalwart of the NZ Navy tirelessly researched typed and recorded for archives of history of the NZ Navy. Rich in detail endowed humour that is a hallmark of the seafarer. His love for the sea reflected his lifelong association in both civilian and military life. A love shared by his family in this very same association with things of the sea
    Reading his books draws you into this fervour. Jack’s love of the sea firmly embedded in my life. Jack I am proud to reflect you in my life today
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Harker J.S. (1971). Well done Leander. Auckland, N.Z.: Collins. AWMM
    • Harker, J.S. (1992). Soldier, sailor, priest : biography of the Reverend George Trevor Robson. Auckland, N.Z.: Challenge Communications Foundation. AWMM
    • Harker J.S. (1980). HMNZS Achilles. Auckland, N.Z.: Collins. AWMM
    • Harker, J.S. (1991). Almost HMNZS Neptune. Wellington, N.Z.: Moana Press. AWMM
    • Harker J.S. (1989). HMNZS Gambia. Tauranga, N.Z.: Moana Press. AWMM
    • Harker, J.S. (2001). The birth and growth of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Durham, England: Pentland Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, February 2008 AWMM


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31 October 2019Gael KendallAuckland New ZealandChild
12 July 2017CynthiaLos Angeles, CA USADirect descendant
30 May 2017PhilAustraliaChild
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