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Full Name
Walter Charles Harper
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Walter Charles
Surname
Harper
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
14808
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Howie (mother), Ormond, Poverty Bay, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
5th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date
26 June 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
34
Page on Nominal Roll
37
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
12 October 1917
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference
XXVIII. C. 13.
Biographical Notes
Walter Harper was the son of Helen Howie (formerly Harper), of Ormond, Gisborne, New Zealand; and the late James Harper.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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