Name: Albert Harper
Born in Wolverhampton, 1886 to parents Henry and Rose Hannah Harper of 5 Hart Street, Ebbw Vale. Family moved to Ebbw Vale c.1899. One of 12 children although 3 siblings did not live beyond 1911. Family structure in 1911 consisted of both parents and 7 of the 9 surviving children, of whom 6 were boys with 1 daughter. Albert was aged 14 and worked as a colliery labourer. His father’s occupation was self-employed haulier although on a previous census he worked as a groom to a publican.
Died: 17/11/1918 at Cambridge
Cause of death: Otorrhea (severe ear infection) possibly as a consequence of a gunshot wound to face on 22 August 1918
Enlisted: 18/11/1914 at Abergavenny
3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment / 2867
14th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment / 266391
2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment / 230384
Buried at Ebbw Vale Cemetery on 22 Nov 1918
Location: F, West. 5. 2 [Unmarked grave]
NB THERE IS NO COMMEMORATIVE MEMORIAL TO ALBERT HARPER IN THIS CEMETERY AS IS THE CASE WITH 5 OTHER WAR CASUALTIES (4 FROM WW1) WHOSE GRAVES ARE UNMARKED DUE TO CLEARANCE WORKS OF SECTION OF GRAVEYARD!
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