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Topic: Martin Robert HARPER

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On enlistment birth date is 7th Nov 1888 Military Callup: 1916.

Had served in the 9th Reinforcements as Sergeant.

Promoted: Private to Corporal on 26 December 1917.

NOK: Miss Pollard, BNZ, Palmerston North.

Last NZ Address: 95 Cuba St, Palmerston North.

Legal NOK: Brother JMG Harper of Ohakune Junction.

Height: 5’ 7 3/4”. Complexion: Fair. Eyes: Blue. Hair: Light Brown .

Had also been a Traveller for Osmond & Son, Box 460, Wellington when he first enlisted.

Medals were sent to his friend Mr WH Cox, 181 Ferguson St, Palmerston North.

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Martin Robert HARPER


Date of birth:30/11/1888
Date of death:30/08/1918
Place of birth:Leithfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Alias:Bob
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Cause of death:Died of wounds received in action
Place of death:In the Field France
Buried where:Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. II. C. 12
Spouses name:unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:James Harper
Mothers name:Ann Grey
Siblings:, , , , and
Date of arrival overseas:24/09/1917
Theatres of war:Western Europe
Place of embarkation:on 'Ulimaroa'
Surname:HARPER
War memorial:Foxton
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:Martin Robert
Place of arrival overseas:Plymouth, England
Service number:9/1856
Religion:C of E.
Date enlisted:22/06/1917
Final rank:Corporal
Regiment or service:1st Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Embarkation date:26/07/1917
User reference:1.78