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Private J Harp


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Private John HARP, G/5532, 1st   Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France,  death presumed on or after, 22nd July 1916.  

Born Wimbledon, Surrey, son of John & Sarah Ann Harp.


1911 Census - 103 Clarence Road, Wimbledon, Surrey - John Harp, head, age 51, married, Metropolitan Police Pensioner & and money taken at a Music Hall, worker, born Crewkerne, Somersetshire; Sarah Ann Harp, wife, age 55, married 30 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, born St Georges East, London; John Harp, son, age 19, single, watchmakers shop assistant, worker, born Shoreditch, London.


Enlisted Wimbledon, Surrey, age 23. Resided 103 Clarence Road, Wimbledon, Surrey. Formerly watchmaker?

Home 19th January 1915 to 28th April 1915; BEF 29th April 1915 to 22nd July 1916.

19th January 1915, enlisted; 26th January 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th January 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th April 1915, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot;  3rd May 1915, joined battalion, "A" Company; 28th May 1915, wounded; 30th May 1915, 3 ?? Hospital, leg wound; 9th June 1915, 3 ?? Hospital, measles; 26th July 1915, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 5th August 1915, joined battalion, "A" Company; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

26th March 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 3/9 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to Mother will cease.

28th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Harp, 103 Clarence Road, Wimbledon, Surrey; Mother, Sarah Ann Harp, 103 Clarence Road, Wimbledon, Surrey;  Brothers, none; Sisters, none.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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