Military Cross G.V.R, with 2nd Award Bar, 1914-15 Star, (Lieut. C. H. Harper. R.F.A.) British War Medal, Victory Medal. (Major. C. H. Harper.) Major. C. H. Harper. Royal Field Artillery. EF
Major Cecil Humphries Harper.
Military Cross L.G. 25.8.1917 for France.
‘T/ Lt. Cecil Humphries Harper, R.F.A.
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst forward observing officer. Under heavy barrage he laid and maintained telephone wires across ‘No Man’s Land’ to the captured enemy trenches, and for several hours sent back valuable information to his battery.’
Second award bar to the Military Cross L.G. 16.9.1918.
‘‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a battery, when pulling out of action with the enemy advancing very close up, one of his guns got knocked out, and could therefore not get away. He remained and blew it up by loading a shell in the bore as well as the breech and firing it rather than let it fall into enemy hands. His coolness on all occasions has kept up the confidence of all ranks.’
Both the above superb citations. He served France & Belgium from 30th August 1915 to 11th November 1918.
Born 16.8.1887 and educated at Mill Hill, Christs Collage Cambridge (1906)
Sold with further details of his university and work