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Imperial War Graves Commission- Comprehensive Report of Headstone Inscriptions: Paul Harper.
Imperial War Graves Commission- Comprehensive Report of Headstone Inscriptions: Paul Harper (20969), Plot 3 Row O Grave 15.Headstone no. 763.
Name: Paul Harper.
Service Number: 20969.
Battalion: 5th Battalion.
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.
Died: 5th September 1918.
Address: 67 Beverley Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
Paul Harper, son of John Lynn and Nellie Harper, lived with his brothers and sisters at 67 Beverley Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
The 1911 Ireland Census had Paul living at 41 Ballymoney Street, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Motorman Tramway, three brothers, John Lynn, 16 years, Out Of Employment, Henry, 4 years, James, under 1 year, and two sisters, Florence, 10 years, and Marry, 6 years
Paul joined the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France.
Paul Harper was a Rifleman in 5th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, attached to 1/18 London Irish, when he was Killed In Action on the 5th September 1918
A local newspaper states.
Harper - Rifleman Paul Harper, R.I.R (attached London Regt) killed in action, was the son of Mrs Harper, 67 Beverley Street, Belfast
Pauls Soldiers Effects were left to his mother.
His Will, signed and dated 2nd of July 1918 left his Property and Effects to his mother Nellie.
A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his father as claimant.
See his father also: P255 Lance Corporal John Lynn Harper Military Mounted Police
Paul received the British War and Victory Medals.
He is Remembered at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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