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Full Name: John William Harker
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John William
Surname: Harker
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12/1653
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs Charlotte Harker (mother), Hokitika, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o C.M. Gleeson, Taupiri, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 303
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta ex Gallipoli
Date of Death: 19 August 1915
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of enteric
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: A. VII. 6.
Biographical Notes: Son of the George and Charlotte Harker.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Roll of honour; Portraits of New Zealand soldiers killed, wounded, or missing at Gallipoli, Turkey. Auckland Weekly News, 21 October 1915, top of page 44. Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: 1/2-168357-F.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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