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Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire
Service No: 28754
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-07
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Rowland HARPER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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