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Eric Tristram Harper

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Tristram AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 35694 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • 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
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 35694 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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 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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  • Death
    30 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel AWMM

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  • Thank you Eric for giving up your life to make ours better. Wish we could have seen you in the All Blacks!
    Public - Jack Benjamin Leonard - Direct descendant - 12 November 2018



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29 April 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
29 April 2020Ina BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 November 2018Jack Benjamin LeonardAuckland,New ZealandDirect descendant
22 March 2017Freya NewZealandDirect descendant
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