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890   Private George Harper
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: North Irish Horse (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/09/1893
Died: 24/05/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 21
George Harper was the son of William and Martha Jane Harper. He was born in Errigal, Tyrone on 5th September 1893. They were a farming family. His father died when he was ten. George Harper enlisted in Fivemiletown. Private George Harper was serving with the North Irish Horse when he died in England on 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

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1 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 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 Photo of Private George Harper's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Netley Military Cemetery,Southampton Photo of Private George Harper's gravestone
6 North Irish Horse Photo of George Harper's gravestone
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Harper's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023