George Frank Harper

South Wales Borderers

Personal Details

Born: 6 September 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the fourth of six children born to George Harper, a blacksmith, and his wife Ann. He married Sarah Amy Richmond in 1915 in West Derby, Lancashire and together they had five children – George T F, Frederick G, Annie I, Albert W and Doreen M. George and Sarah separated in 1935.

Residence: In 1901 he was living with his family at 24 Egerton Road, Whitchurch; by 1911 they had moved to 1 Brae Side, Edgeley Road, Whitchurch. His service record shows two addresses: 119 Opie Street, off Netherland Road, Liverpool and 6 Roseville, Everton, Liverpool. In 1939 George was living, separated from his family, at 11 Newark Street, Liverpool which was his address at the time of his death.

Employment: When he enlisted in 1914 he was a blacksmith; in 1939 he was an electric tram driver.

Died: 30 September 1950 in Liverpool, aged 53.

Military Details

Regiment: South Wales Borderers (previously King’s Shropshire Light Infantry)

Rank: Private

Service Number: TR/4/7110 (previously 200897 and 2674)

Date of Enlistment: 22 October 1912

Date of Discharge: 12 April 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: His brother, Frederick, was killed in action on 14 July 1916 in France.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not serve overseas



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