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David James HARPER

Regimental number1195
Place of birthNile, Tasmania
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Mt Cameron, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Harper, South Mt Cameron, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 09-10 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death9 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 12), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Sarah HARPER, Mount Cameron, Tasmania. Native of Nile, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1196 Lance Corporal Athol Thomas HARPER, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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