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Ernest George HARPER

Regimental number2663
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolHemes College, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoftgoods' salesman
AddressChelseaford, Carrabar Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Harper, 16 West Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service21st Infantry; Served in the Naval Cadets, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death1 January 1996
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 3), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Alice HARPER, "Valetta", Tunh Street, Bay Road, North Sydney, New South Wales. Native of launceston, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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