Herbert Harper (1891-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HARPER, HERBERT. Private. No 11140. 4th Battalion (1st Central Ontario Regiment) Canadian Forces. Born Huddersfield 4.6.1891. Son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Harper. Sister of Florence Harper, 2 Wilkinson's Buildings, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council and Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Before going out to Canada in 1906, was employed at Messrs. Jackson's hat shop in John William Street, Huddersfield. In Canada he became an electrical engineer. Enlisted September 1914. Seriously wounded at the beginning of 1915. Was invalided home and, after a period of convalescence, returned to Belgium in August, 1915. Killed in action, 6.5.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private HERBERT HARPER
- regiment: Canadian Infantry
- died: Saturday, May 6, 1916
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 1592829
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1592829)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5918724)