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Place of Birth: Garsdale, Yorkshire
Service No: 242184
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/8th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-03
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Miles HARPER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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