1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Tom Harper

Contributed by: Tim Bennett, on 2008-11-09

Tom Harper
First Name Tom
Surname Harper
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Border Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence ashton, Lancashire

Tom's Story

Thomas was not called up to go into the army straight away the first world war 1914 - 1918 because of his commitments to his family, but eventually he got his papers to go , he joined the Border Regiment as a Private, but he was soon made a Corporal. He served in France and he used to write lovely letters, his writing was perfect. Also Thomas sent embroidered cards. I still have one put away. He was the most wonderful Brother anyone could have. Thomas had a girlfried named Bessie, but he died of wounds in May 1917, so he did not come back to marry his Bessie. (Mary Andrews - sister)

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