Leslie Russell HARPER


HARPER, Leslie Russell

Service Number: 3747
Enlisted: 15 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, April 1897
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Paddington Superior Public School, Paddington, New South Wales
Occupation: Messenger
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 22 July 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Pozieres British Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 2), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France, Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3747, 1st Infantry Battalion
11 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3747, 1st Infantry Battalion
11 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3747, 1st Infantry Battalion, RMS Mooltan, Sydney

Pte Leslie Harper

From Faye Threlfall, Australia and NZ in WWI group

This young man is 18-year-old Private Leslie Harper from Sydney. His headstone on the Somme bears the words "no shot can strike me in the heart for that I left with you mother". Just wow.

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