Thomas Harper

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 193148
  • Rank: Pioneer
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: No3 Special Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 31.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 9

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: South Shields, County Durham
  • Address: 98 Princes Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Harper, 98 Princes St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Harper

  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Harper

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Thomas Harper   193148    Royal Engineers

GALLANT DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS.

Mrs Harper, 98 Princes Street, Dundee, has been informed of the death in action of her son Private Thomas Harper, Royal Engineers.

The news is contained in a letter from a comrade in which he states that Private Harper was in the act of rescuing a badly wounded officer when he fell a victim to shrapnel from a shell which burst near him.

Private Harper was only 20 years of age.  He enlisted on the day war was declared, and had seen all the biggest engagements on the western front.  A younger brother, James, enlisted when only 16, and took part in the Mons retreat.

Dundee Courier 9th August 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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