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Roderick McGregor Harvey

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roderick McGregor AWMM
  • Surname
    Harvey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 14259 AWMM
    • WWII 801687 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1884 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs George Harvey (mother), Cove, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 March 1916 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, hospitalised Walton on Thames AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Barbara Harvey

    Husband of Rita Pennalligen, they married 24 January 1922 and had two daughters.

    Attended Waipu Cove school, he did not progres to secondary but trained as a pupil teacher. This teaching took him to many places including Great Barrier Island, the Thames area.

    After he was wounded he stayed at Torquay and trained the men.

    On his return from war he went back teaching. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    Te KopuruNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waipu Public Cemetery, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
    Estuary Row 20, Plot 116 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Obituary
    Mr. R. McG. HARVEY, Headmaster of the Te Kopuru primary school, Mr. Roderick McGregor HARVEY, of Te Kopuru, died yesterday at the age of 60 years. Born in Masterton, Mr. Harvey came north to Waipu, with his parents when six years of age, and after receiving his education at the Waipu primary school, entered the service of the Auckland Education Board at the age of 15, his first appointment being to a school in the Thames district. In 1908 he was transferred as head teacher to the Hoanga Primary School, near Dargaville. Immediately after the outbreak of the Great War, Mr. Harvey enlisted in the First N.Z.E.F. and was transferred overseas, returning with the rank of a warrant-officer. Appointed to the Naumai School, near Ruawai, after his return from overseas, he met and married Miss R. K. Penallagen, who was serving as assistant teacher at the same school. Later he was transferred from Naumai to Waiuku, and from there to Tiaru, near Matamata, afterwards being appointed headmaster of the Te Kopuru Primary School, a position he held until his death. A keen sportsman, he had represented Northern Wairoa in both cricket and football.
    President of the Te Kopuru branch of the Returned Services’ Association, at one time he was also an executive member of the Northern Wairoa R.S.A., and secretary for many years of the Te Kopuru patriotic committee. During the present war, Mr. Harvey was called up for home service, and was attached to the National Military Reserve until October last, when, following an appeal by the Auckland Education Board, he was released from camp. At the time of his death he was on three months sick leave.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters - Miss B. Harvey (Whangarei) and Miss J. Harvey (Te Kopuru). (Northern Advocate, 5 Aug 1944) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 November 2018 - Papers Past Online
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 29 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 November 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
09 July 2017JohnAucklandDirect descendant

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