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First 50 Heroes - Isaac Harper

A cache by RootingReuben Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/31/2018
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Geocache Description:

This cache is placed and hoping the encouragement to explore Rosliston Forestry.  It is free to enter but a small car parking fee.  There is a lovely woodland to explore with a Bird Hide, lovely play park for the little ones and a fantastic cafe for coffee and cake.

Isaac Harper

Isaac Israel Harper was born in the 1890's in Hugglescote.  He worshipped at St John the Baptist Church and attended the church school. He was a Coal Mine Trammer on the 1911 census and lived at Whitehill road. Isaac enlisted at Coalville in mid - August 1914 into the 5th (1/5th) Leicestershire Battalion. With the other 49 recruits he spent nearly two months under canvas on the High Tor of Charnwood Forest, also training at the Drill Hall in Loughborough and the institute at nearby Thringstone.  In early 1915 he embarked for France from Coalville station.  He survived the war.   He died in 1965 in Coalville.

The picture shown was created for the exhibition.



First 50 Heroes

The Coalville Heroes Series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from our area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Each geocache commemorates a real volunteer and describes his activities during the Great War.

This cache was placed by RootingReuben with kind permission of the landowner.

The GAGB are helping to coordinate this series. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

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