|Service Number||SN 3346|
|Age of Enlistment||31 years and 2 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Guildford, WA|
|Place of Birth||Guildford, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Kings Colonial Yeomanry England 2 years, 25th Light Horse 8 years as 1st Lieut|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford Grammar School|
|Address History||Wife - Grace Williamson Harper, Gingin. Motherat Woodbridge House York Road, East Guildford,WA (now off Ford Stree)t and wife Grace Williamson Harper at Gingin , )|
Embarked Fremantle per ‘Port Sydney’ for Suez 9.5.1917
Roll Rank Trooper Sgt.
Roll Unit 3rd Light Horse Bde., 10th Light Horse Regt., ‘A’ Squadron.
Harper marched in to Isolation Camp at Moascar 20.6.1917. He reverted to Trooper 26.7.1917. Harper transferred to 10th Light Horse 11.8.1917. He transferred to the 2nd Field Squadron Engineers Mounted Division 24.12.1917. Harper was admitted to hospital sick in Palestine with Malaria 26.3.1919. On recovery, he was demobilised and listed for return to Australia.
Embarked Kantara per HM ‘Burma’ to Australia 26.7.1919.
Disembarked Fremantle 22.8.1918.
Appointment Terminated 1.11.1919.
Final Rank Major.
Medical Condition Sick Malaria.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Prescott Harper was Western Australia's second Rhodes Scholar in 1905. He moved to Oxford England for his studies and returned to farm at Gingin. He married Grace Williamson Edgar in 1914 prior to enlisting Prescott was one of the three Harper brothers who enlisted in WW1, Gresley Tatlock and Wilfred Lukin were KIA at Walker's Ridge Gallipoli 1915. Prescott Harper returned home and farmed at Gingin. 'Woodbridge' is now run by the National Trust of Australia (WA)
Photo Prescott Harper image reproduced with permisson of the SGHS PH2000-187
2nd Squadron Field Engineers clearing a riverbank near Gaza 1917 - photographer unknown, photograph source AWM H02644
HMAT 'Port Sydney' A15. Originally 'Star of England'. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM C02483
AWM H02644. 2nd Squadron Field Engineers clearing a riverbank near Gaza 1917.Australian War Memorial Pictorial Collection
AWM C02483. HMAT 'Port Sydney' A15. Originally 'Star of England'. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced form the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM Embarkation Roll - Prescott Harper
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial
St Matthew’s Honour Roll
Swan Guildford Historical Society Pictorial Collection PH2000-187
NAA B2455, Harper P H
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA
Woodbridge House, York Road (now off Ford Street, Woodbridge. WA
2nd Squadron Field Engineers scooping a river bank with a wheel rim, near Gaza 1917. Photo source AWM H02644
HMAT 'Port Sydney' A15. Originally 'Star of England'. Photographer unknown, photograph AWM C02483