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   Lieutenant Edgar Henry Harper
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/07/1880
Died: 10/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Summary      
Lieutenant E.H. Harper was the eldest son of Mr. Henry M. Harper, Northland Place, Dungannon, whose youngest son, Lieutenant Ernest M. Harper, Royal Munster Fusiliers, was killed at the Dardanelles on 9th August last. Lieutenant E.H. Harper was educated at Dungannon Royal School, Queen’s University, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. He held an appointment as Lecturer in Bangor University, Wales, and prior to the war was Professor in Mathematics in Cork University, which position he relinquished to volunteer in the service of his country. He obtained a commission in the Royal Munster Fusiliers in May, 1915, and was transferred to the South Staffordshire Regiment, where he received promotion. He was an enthusiastic Rugby football player.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 7B
CWGC Casualty 789450
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 29
2 Queens University Belfast
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Harper family Does not list Edgar Henry as living with the family at house 3 in Northland Place, Dungannon
2 2nd Presbyterian Dungannon Edgar H Harper, killed in action.
3 Book "Aerial locomotion" Book co-written by Edgar Henry Harper. First published in 1910.
4 Book on Cork University De Valera gets pipped by Edgar
5 Brief De Valera biography Mentions E H Harper
6 Lieutenant Ernest Magowan Harper Brother of Edgar Henry Harper
7 War Forum discussion Forum discussion on Edgar H Harper including