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Full Name
Robert Roy Harper
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Robert Roy
Surname
Harper
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
10481
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Upholsterer
Next of Kin
Mrs Emma Harper (mother), 124 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status
Widowed
Enlistment Address
124 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 79
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
23 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
20 May 1941
Age at Death
37
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference
Face 13
Biographical Notes
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harper, of Sydenham, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Marjorie Olive May Harper, of Mytchett, Surrey, England
Additional Information
CWG list age at death as 37 years
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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