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Regimental number5867
Place of birthCoalport, Shropshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner and motor driver
Address30 Johnson Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Harper, Kalgoorlie PO, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, Somme, France
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLongpre-les-Copse Saints British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary HARPER; husband of Ethel HARPER, 140 Burleigh Road, Enfield Town, Middlesex
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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