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5843 pte edward harper 4th hussars

Steve hiscox

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Another random one guys..

My daughter bought an active service bible that had belonged to the forementioned gentleman. 

I was wondering if anyone can tell me what happened if anything and if he survived the war.

Many thanks Steve 

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Hi Steve,


According to Paul Nixon's blog, his 5843 number dates from circa July 1910. That being the case he is probably the 20 year old Edward Harper (born in Thrandeston, Suffolk) who is in barracks with the 4/Hussars in Colchester in the 1911 census. In the 1901 census he appears to be with parents Charles and Rose. There is a March 1918 marriage certificate for a 27 year old Edward Harper (father Charles) 4/Hussars, marrying a 20 year old Lizzie Leach in Croydon. Ancestry has a family tree where the owner has his DoB as 29th November 1890. 


In the 1939 Register at 111 Tharp Road, Beddington and Wallington, Surrey there is:



Image source: Ancestry.co.uk - 1939 Register


The death of a Edward Harper (DoB 29.11.1890) was registered in Q1 1971 (ref: Surrey S.E. 5g 869). 




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That's brilliant to be able to build a picture of this man....

Thanks fellas 

Be interesting to see if there is more to  add


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