Harper, Wesley

Regimental Number: 101206
Rank: Acting Sergeant
Branch: 49th Battalion; 4th Labour Battalion

Wesley was born in Reston, Manitoba on April 13, 1896. He came over the Edson Trail in 1914 with his father, Alfred Wesley Harper, and two brothers, Robert Lester and Wilbur. The men settled in the Pouce Coupe area. Wesley enlisted in September of 1915. In September of 1916, three months after he got to France, he received shrapnel wounds to his back, left arm, and legs at the Somme, near Courcelette.

Source: Edson To Grande Prairie Trail p. 192