7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Lieutenant E M Harper was the youngest son of Henry and Jane Harper of Northland Place, Dungannon. He was born about 1891. The 1901 census records Ernest as age 10. The 1911 census confirms Ernest as an undergraduate at Queens University. He was 20 years old. The family was still living at Northland Place, Dungannon. Ernest graduated with a BSc in 1913. He became a demonstrator in chemistry in Queen's University, Belfast.Lieutenant Ernest M. Harper was with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he was killed at the Dardanelles on 9th August 1916.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.