Portrait Photograph of Trooper Douglas Edward Harper, c.1944
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A black and white portrait photograph of Douglas Edward Harper.
Douglas Edward Harper was born at Oshawa on November 27, 1922, son of Irvel Edwin and Flossie M. Harper. He lived most of his life in Whitby, Ontario. He enlisted in September 1943 in the South Alberta Regiment R.C.A.C. with the 29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt. unit. Hewent overseas in July 1944. He was killed in action during the advance to the Rhine River, Germany, on March 7, 1945.

According to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial site he is commemorated on page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. He is interred at GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands.

This photograph also appears on the back of the twelfth leaf of Alex Brown's album. There are four photos on this leaf. The top left photo is of L/T. F. J. A. Coleman. The top right photo is of Douglas Harper. The bottom left photo is of Pte. Leslie Perry and bottom right photo is George Scott.
Date of Original
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
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Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
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Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a copy negative.
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Portrait Photograph of Trooper Douglas Edward Harper, c.1944

A black and white portrait photograph of Douglas Edward Harper.