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Name

Concentration of Graves (Exhumation and Re-burials- Peronne Communal Extension: Paul Harper.


Description

Concentration of Graves (Exhumation and Re-burials- Peronne Communal Extension: Paul Harper. Plot 3, Row O, Grave 15.


Life Story

Name: Paul Harper.

Service Number: 20969.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 5th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: Belfast.

Died: 5th September 1918.

Address: 67 Beverley Street, Shankill Road, Belfast

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Paul Harper, son of John Lynn and Nellie Harper, lived with his brothers and sisters at 67 Beverley Street, Shankill Road, Belfast

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Paul received the British War and Victory Medals.

He is Remembered at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

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Classification

Certificate/Permit

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