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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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