James Little HARPER

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HARPER, James Little

Service Number: 3714
Enlisted: 12 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Golden Grove, South Australia, 9 September 1895
Home Town: Golden Grove, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Schooling: Golden Grove Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action , France, 4 September 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, Serre Road Cemetery No 1, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3714, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3714, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3714, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Originally 12th Reinforcements for 12th Battalion, later 52nd Battalion AIF

Killed in Action aged 20

Brother 3715 Pte. Robert Emslie HARPER (/explore/people/269732) also Killed in Action aged 23

 

"Mr. and Mrs. A. Harper, of Golden Grove, have been notified by the military authorities that their youngest son, Pte. James Harper, has been reported missing in France since September 4." - from the Adelaide Register 09 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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