Thomas (Tommy) HARPER MID

HARPER, Thomas

Service Number: WX2952
Enlisted: 20 May 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maylands, Western Australia, 22 December 1912
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Modern School, Western Australia 1926-28
Occupation: Builder
Died: Died of wounds, Lebanon, 7 July 1941, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Perth Modern School WW2 Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, WX2952
20 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, WX2952, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
31 Dec 1941: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Syria - Operation Exporter, see , P4.


The details provided are taken from the book "1000 Men at War" the history of the 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion. Thomas was born at Maylands WA 22nd Dec 1912. Prior to the war he was a builder of Nedlands WA. Unfortunately, he died of wounds 7th July 1941. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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