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Rowland HARPER

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Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Rowland

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Service No: 28754

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-06-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COTTERDALE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: GARSDALE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Rowland Harper was the son of John and Mary Harper, née Handley and cousin of Private John Winn (30972) (q.v.). Both of Rowland's parents were born at Garsdale, Yorkshire. Rowland's father was the son of Rowland and Ann Harper and his mother the daughter of John and Eleanor (Ellen) Handley.

1891 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Fawcetts - Rowland Harper, aged 6 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, grandson of Ann Harper, widow.

1901 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Rodger Pot - Rowland Harper, aged 16 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of Mary Harper (married).

1911 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Roger Pot - Rowland Harper, aged 26 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Rowland Harper, 28754, Yorkshire Regiment.

For additional information see: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (ISBN 978-0-9564303-2-8).

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Rowland HARPER

Private Rowland HARPER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Rowland

Born: Liverpool, Lancashire

Residence: Hawes, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Sedbergh, Yorkshire

Number: 28754

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: (Residence: Collier Holme, near Hawes)

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HARPER

Forename(s): Rowland

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 28754

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 9th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (8 June 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

HARPER – In loving memory of Pte. Rowland Harper, L.D.G., who fell in action in France, June 7th, 1917.

Thy voice is now silent, the hearth is now cold,
Where thy smile and thy welcome oft met us of old;
We miss thee and mourn thee in silence unseen,
And dwell in the memories of days that have been.

From his sorrowing mother, brothers and sister-in-law. Garsdale.

‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (7 June 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

HARPER – In ever loving memory of Pte. Rowland Harper, of Roger Pot, Garsdale, who fell in action in France on June 7th, 1917.

Sleep on, dear Rowland, and take your rest;
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

From his loving mother and family, Garsdale.

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Mourning Card for Private Rowland Harper

Mourning Card for Private Rowland Harper

Courtesy of Sedbergh & District History Society

Mourning Card for Private Rowland Harper

Mourning Card for Private Rowland Harper

Courtesy of Sedbergh & District History Society

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

02 May 1919

HAWES – A GARSDALE HERO

The photograph is that of Private Rowlnd Harper, 9th Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. And Mrs. M. Winn, West Hive Cottage, Garsdale, near Sedbergh, who was killed in action on June 17th, 1917, but whose death was not publically reported at the time. Formerly a farmer, deceased was living with Mr. Pratt, of Collier Holm, near Hawes, prior to enlisting in May, 1916. He went out to France in September, 1916. Of a quiet disposition, he was much respected in the district.

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