THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HARPER Robert Paul
7/517, Captain, NZ Machine Gun Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 11 April 1918, p4411
For distinguished services in the field in connection with military operations culminating in the capture of Jerusalem

Military Cross
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5486
For distinguished service in the field in Sinai and Palestine

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 14 January 1916, p616
For conspicuous gallantry between the 21st and the 30th August 1915, at Kaiajik Aghala (Dardanelles), when in charge of machine guns.  He invariably displayed great bravery and devotion to duty

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1210
In connection with the operations described in General Ian Hamilton’s despatch of 11 December 1915

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 6 July 1917, p6774
For gallant and distinguished conduct in the field or for other valuable service.  General A.J Murray’s despatch dated 1 March 1917.  (Commander-in-Chief, Egyption Expeditionary Force)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 7 October 1918, p11816


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
    Mention in Despatches (3)
Africa Star
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel Badge

NOTES
Born 15 May 1887, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 20 November 1972, Timaru, New Zealand