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Robert Henry HARPER

Regimental number1310
Place of birthMyrtleford, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address53 Charles Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Harper, 52 Bridge Street, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 2), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane HARPER, 52 Bridge Street, Northcote, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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