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Miles HARPER

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Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Miles

Place of Birth: Garsdale, Yorkshire

Service No: 242184

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/8th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1916-09-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Divion Road Cem. No.1 Mem. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GARSDALE HEAD, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Miles Harper was the son of John and Mary Harper, née Wilkinson. Both parents were born at Garsdale, Yorkshire.

1891 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Low Scale - Miles Harper, aged 5 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire, son of John and Mary Harper.

1901 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Far House - Miles Harper, aged 15 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire, son of John and Mary Harper.

1911 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: East Clough - Miles Harper, aged 25 years, born Garsdale, son of John and Mary Harper.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Miles Harper, 5504, 242184, W. York. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Miles Harper, 5504, 242184, 1/8 W. York. R. Killed in action 3.9.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Miles Harper, 5504, 242184 1/6th att 1/8 W. York. Date and Place of Death: On or since 3.9.16. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John. £6 13s. 2d.

A short biography of Miles is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Miles HARPER

Private Miles HARPER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Miles

Born: Garsdale, Yorks

Residence: Sedburgh, Yorks

Enlisted: Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland

Number: 242184

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): M

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 242184

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 03/09/1916

Additional Information:

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Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval

Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval

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20 October 1916

PRIVATE HARPER OF HAWES JUNCTION WOUNDED AND MISSING

The sad news has reached Mr. and Mrs. John Harper of West Mudbecks, Hawes Junction, that their youngest son, Pte. Miles Harper, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, has been officially reported as wounded and missing since September 3rd 1916. He joined the Colours in March and went to France in July. Any news of him would be gladly received by his parents.

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