Rupert Harpur

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 20 February 1888, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Died 11 January 1962 Hangatiki, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 61627
  • Served In 30th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company AWMM, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin Mrs Annie Harpur (mother) Ōwhango, New Zealand
  • Pre-war occupation Bushman
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted20 June 1917
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 94, Arawa, departed 13 October 1917, Wellington, disembarked 8 December 1917, Liverpool, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern Europe 1918
  • Periods of service109 days in New Zealand and one year 344 days overseas. Total service of two years and 88 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Tainui, arrived Wellington, 21 September 1919
  • Discharged19 October 1919 in consequence of being no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action (loss of left leg)
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal