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Full Name
Eric Tristram Harper
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
Eric Tristram
Surname
Harper
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
35694
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Christchurch, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Sergeant Major
Occupation before Enlistment
Barrister and solicitor
Next of Kin
Mrs B.A.S. Harper (wife), 8 Kilmore Street West, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
26th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
31 May 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Moeraki
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
64
Page on Nominal Roll
3
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Palestine
Date of Death
30 April 1918
Age at Death
40
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorial Reference
Panel 1
Biographical Notes
  • 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
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
  • Portrait, Obituary The Star, 9 May 1918
Additional Information
Moeraki then transhipped to "Port Lincoln" at Sydney for Suez.
Archives NZ source
NZETC
Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • The Star (Christchurch, N.Z.)
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
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