condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Auckland Museum is closed to visitors until further notice, in step with our country's efforts to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Our website remains open for you to browse. Visit Auckland Museum At Home.

Purie Davi Harry

3/4 portrait of Corporal Harry, probably (private in the roll) Purie Dave Harry, Reg No 16/1371, of the 3rd Maori Contingent, Rarotongans, New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-H2289. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Corporal Harry, probably (private in the roll) Purie Dave Harry, Reg No 16/1371, of …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Purie Davi AWMM
  • Surname
    Harry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Purie Dave Harry AWMM
    • Dave Will Harry AWMM
    • Niutonga AWMM
    • Purie Dave AWMM
    • Purie Dave Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1371 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 January 1916 AWMM Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Niutoga (father), Niue Island, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1371 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Cook/Military AWMM
    Narrow NeckDevonport AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoos AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Chest troubles AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Listed on the Nominal Roll as Purie Dave Harry and on the casualty and final discharge form. Listed as Dave Will Harry reservist New Zealand World War I service personnel and reserves index [electronic resource]. (2002)

    Appointed Lance Corporal, at sea; disembarked Suez, 15 March 1916.
    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
    Attached to NZ Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, 3 June 1916.
    Marched out to England, 4 June 1916; attached to strength, NZ Command Depot, Hornchurch, 5 June 1916.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board SS 'Arawa', 14 July 1916; discharged, Auckland (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 2 October 1916.
    Total war service: 273 days (of which 213 days were abroad) AWMM
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • 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

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Purie Davi Harry by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Purie Davi Harry

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand World War I service personnel and reserves index [electronic resource]. (2002). Auckland, N.Z.: St Johns Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      25: 3 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.