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john harper 1880-1949

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John Report 21 Jan 2020 20:33

spent 1898-1905 in the royal welch fusleers came out a sgt , his btn served in the boar war in most battles a long the tugler river later he was at ladysmith
in 1907 ?? he joined leeds police retired 1933 ish


ErikaH Report 21 Jan 2020 21:41

Is there a question in there?


ErikaH Report 22 Jan 2020 11:34

Purely for INFO - not military, obviously, but no idea what the poster is looking for

17 Osmondthorpe Lane, Leeds C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding), England
John Harper 18 Oct 1880 Male Retired City Police Married 100 1
Agnes H Harper 18 Oct 1878 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 100 2
George H Harper 22 Jun 1911 Male Electrician Single 100 3
John H Harper 15 Sep 1913 Male Joiner Carpenter & Shop Fitter Single 100 4

Name: John Harper
Marriage Age: 29
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1881
Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1910
Marriage Place: Harewood, All Saints, Yorkshire, England
Parish as it Appears: Harewood, All Saints
Father: Abraham Harper
Spouse: Agnes Holroyd Baldwin

41 Strathmore View Harehills Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding), England
John Harper Head Married Male 30 1881 Police Constable Harewood Yorkshire
Agnes Holroyd Harper Wife Married Female 32 1879 - Wardley Harewood Yorkshire


ErikaH Report 22 Jan 2020 11:44

Name: John Harper
Age: 26
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1880
Birth Place: Wetherby, Yorkshire, England
Event Date: 10 May 1907
Event Place: Leeds, West Riding, England
Reference: WYP/LE/A90/185
Force: Leeds City Police
Year Range or Title: 1903-1914 Constable's Conduct Book No. 4

Height: 5ft 10 and a half inches Religion: Wesleyan

Name: John Harper
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Relationship: Son
Birth Year: 1881
Father: Abram Harper
Mother: Mary Hannah Harper
Birth Place: Harewood, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish: Burley
Ecclesiastical parish: Menston with Woodhead St John the Divine
Residence Place: Burley Woodhead, Burley, Yorkshire, England
Registration district: Wharefdale
Sub registration district: Otley
ED, Institution or Vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3527
Folio: 64
Household Members:
Name Age
Abram Harper 32
Mary Hannah Harper 32
John Harper 10
Mabel Harper 9


John Report 22 Jan 2020 23:32

I am hoping someone might know about his army life from about 1898-1906, battles the royal welch in before lady smith and after ,where did they train in the UK, how did the get to south Africa and get back home


ErikaH Report 23 Jan 2020 08:20

Look for info online. Simply put Royal Welch Fusiliers in your search engine. There will be a history somewhere


I've done it for you - here's the link

Their museum is in Caernarfon Castle

I would suggest that contacting - or visiting - the Museum would be your best course of action


ArgyllGran Report 23 Jan 2020 14:59

Following on from Erika's post (link to same page on Wikipedia):

From what you say, I assume he was in the 1st Battalion:

"The 1st battalion served in the 1899 to 1902 Second Boer War; the 2nd battalion was stationed at Hong Kong until October 1902, when they transferred to India and were stationed at Chakrata."

Second Boer War: