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   Lieutenant Ernest Magowan Harper
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/06/1890
Died: 09/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 185-190
CWGC Casualty 694327
Summary      
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 31
2 Queens University Belfast
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1 1901 census lists Harper family Lists Ernest Magowan as age 10 living with the family at house 3 in Northland Place, Dungannon
2 1911 census lists Harper family Lists Ernest Magowan as age 20 living with the family at house 3 in Northland Place, Dungannon
3 2nd Presbyterian Dungannon Ernest M Harper, killed in action.
4 Irish Medals Photo of Ernest Magowan Harper
5 Lieutenant Edgar Henry Harper Brother of Ernest Magowan Harper
6 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 26. BSc 1913. Mentioned in Despatches
7 The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh Details of Ernest's death