Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
890   Private George Harper
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: North Irish Horse (British Army)
Died: 24/05/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
George Harper was the son of William and Martha Jane Harper of Corcreevy, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. He was born in Erigall, Tyrone about 1894. The 1911 census records 7 year old George living with the family in Corcreevy, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. His father William had died. George Harper enlisted in Fivemiletown. He embarked for France on 20 August 1914 as part of C Squadron, North Irish Horse. Private George Harper was serving with the North Irish Horse when he died in England age 21, Monday, 24th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery
  Southampton, Hampshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave C-E-1693
CWGC Casualty 363170
The cemetery lies within a park maintained by Hampshire County Council on the site of the former hospital, and access is by way of a private road with a lockable security barrier.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
2 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 13
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Harper family Lists George as age 7 living with the family at house 4 in Lismore, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 1911 census lists Harpur family Lists George as age 17 living with the family at house 1 in Corcreevy, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Netley Military Cemetery,Southampton Photo of Private George Harper's gravestone
5 North Irish Horse Photo of George Harper's gravestone
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