HARPER, Ernest George

Service Number: 2663
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 30th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 8 February 1916
Enlistment Age: 19 years 1 month
Fate of person: Killed in action

Biographical Details

Ernest was nineteen and a soft goods salesman when he enlisted at Liverpool NSW in February 1916. After initial training he embarked from Sydney on HMTS Nestor and spent a month in Suez before disembarking at Plymouth on 16 June. Within three months he was on the Western Front. After two weeks leave in September 1917 he re-joined his unit but was killed in action on 25 October. Ernest was buried at Birr Cross Road cemetery in Flanders.

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