Harper, Robert Lester

Regimental Number: 811729
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 138th Battalion; 28th Battalion; 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion

Robert was born on February 1, 1892 in Reston, Manitoba. He came over the Edson Trail in 1914 with his father, Alfred Wesley Harper, and two brothers, Wesley and Wilbur. They settled in the Pouce Coupe area. Robert enlisted in January of 1916, leaving behind his wife, Mabel Lillian, and their young child. On October 8, 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry and distinguished service in the field. Robert died in Pouce Coupe in 1987.

Source: Edson To Grande Prairie Trail p. 192