Robert Morrison HARVEY

Regimental number12/372
Date of birth5 June 1892
Place of birthHamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Harvey, Huntly
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifles; 1 year in the 16th (Waikato) Regiment, Territorial Force; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit6th (Hauraki) Company, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah Jane Harvey, 'Rata', Well's Street, Kingsland, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Returned to Egypt from Isolation Hospital, Malta, 11 June 1915 (soft chancre; no sign of syphilis).

Embarked Egypt to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915.

Now, 17 October 1915, reported killed in action, 8 August 1915.

War service: 361 days (of which 320 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 16792755