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WW1 Pair and Plaque to Drake Battalion R.N.V.R.


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WW1 Pair and Plaque to Drake Battalion R.N.V.R.

British War and Victory medals, R. 882 W.F. Harper. A.B. R.N.V.R.; Memorial Plaque, William Frederick Harper.
Condition – BWM is EF, Victory and plaque are NEF.

William Frederick Harper was born on the 6th March 1899 in Gt Bowden, Leicester.

Harper was attached to “A” reserve battalion, Blandford from the 8th March 1917 joining Drake Battalion from 22nd July 1918., joining Base Depot at Calais on the 17th July 1918.
He died aged 19 of injuries at No 16 Ambulance Train on the 9th October 1918, suffering from burns to his face, hands, legs, back and buttocks. Given these injuries it is possible he was injured during a Liquid fire attack?

Harper was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

With photo of his CWGC grave stone.