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Martin Robert Harper

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 35 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 35 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Harper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1856 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra LeithfieldCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Pollard (friend), Bank of New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1856 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • 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 wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      148 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Martin Harper was the brother of J. M. G. Harper, of Ohakune Junction, New Zealand.

      Served as Sergeant in the 9th Reinforcements; enlisted, 14 October 1914; discharged as unfit (haemorrhoids and rheumatics), 31 May 1916.
      War service: Western Front
      Embarked Wellington, 26 July 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 24 September 1917; marched into 5th Reserve Bn, Brocton, and posted to NZ Rifle Brigade.
      Qualified as 'Very Fair' at Rifle Brigade School of Instruction, 4 December 1917.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 26 December 1917; confirmed in rank of Corporal (qualified 'good' in exam), 26 December 1917; joined 1st Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 20 January 1918, and posted to E Company.
      Wounded in action, 30 August 1918.
      Died of wounds, 30 August 1918.

      Brother: J.M.G. Harper, Ohakune Junction AWMM
    • Martin was one of 6 brothers who enlisted in WW1. The photo in the gallery of images shows, left to right: Ernest HARPER Service# 48201, Martin Robert HARPER Service# 9/1856, Alan HARPER (seated) Service# 12/4002, George HARPER Service# 56003, William HARPER (inset) Service# 65562. Frank HARPER, who is not in the photo enlisted as George Francis HARPER Service# 10/3586.
      Martin was the only brother who did not return to New Zealand, having died of wounds. Although the other brothers all returned, their lives were forever changed, having to live with various wounds, both physical and emotional. Public - Carmen - Other relative - 22 May 2016 - Family oral history, uncle Max
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About death

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  • Death
    30 August 1918 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III. F. 24. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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13 April 2020Carmen Hamilton Other relative

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