|Date of birth||30 November 1888|
|Date of death||30 August 1918|
|Mothers name||Ann (née Grey)|
|Mothers place of birth||Scotland|
|Mothers date of death||1898|
|Mothers place of death||Buried Rongotea|
|Fathers name||James Harper|
|Fathers place of birth||England|
|Parents date of marriage||1878|
|Parents place of marriage||New Zealand|
|Fathers date of death||1915|
|Fathers place of death||Buried Foxton|
|Siblings||John Martin Grey ( 1879, m 1912 Hall), William (b 1881WW1 Regimental Number 65562) m MCCASKILL 1923 d 1954, Allan Thomas (b 1882 WW1 Regiment Number 12/4002 m 1922 Southwood, Ernest (b 1883 WW1 Regiment No 48201) d 1923, George (b 1885, WW1 Regimental No 56003) m COATES 1926, d 1962, James (b 1886 d 1970, Elsie m HALKETT 1905, Frank (b 1893), Edwin (b 1894)|
|Cause of death||Died of wounds received in action|
|Buried where||Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. II. C. 12|
|Last known residence||95 Cuba St, Palmerston North|
|Awards||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
|Place of birth||Leithfield, Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Occupation||Teacher/SchoolMaster for Wanganui Education Board|
|Place of death||In the Field France|
|Date of arrival overseas||24 September 1917|
|Theatres of war||Western Europe|
|Place of embarkation||on 'Ulimaroa'|
|Place enlisted||Palmerston North|
|Christian names||Martin Robert|
|Place of arrival overseas||Plymouth, England|
|School||Kereru 30 August 1898 - 6 October 1898; Rongotea|
|Religion||C of E|
|Date enlisted||22 June 1917|
|Regiment or service||1st Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Embarkation date||26 July 1917|
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.
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.
Thankyou to the many nieces who have shared their information
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