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Remembered Today:

Pte H W Raper

Peter Bennett

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Is this man the same person as Pte 6844 H W Raper KOYLI which is engraved on a medal


Initials: H W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit Text: 5th Bn.

Date of Death: 20/07/1918

Service No: 203332

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 2.


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The answer is yes.

Description Medal card of Raper, Horace W

Corps Regiment No Rank

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6844 Private

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 203332 Private

Regards Kevin

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Horace was a TF soldier in the 1/5th Battalion his first no. 6844 was used until the new system of numbering was introduced and completed during the spring of 1917. Seeing the two numbers on the MIC and especially since his medals are engraved with the first number, it would suggest that Horace had been deployed to a war zone when the renumbering took place,

cheers, Jon

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