Born on 17 July 1893 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, CoE. Joined the Education Department in 1913 as the Temporary HT at Cottesloe School on an annual salary of 110 pounds ($220). At Claremont Teachers College he was described by Principal Rooney as, “a very good student. A very promising teacher.” The final note on the Education Department file is “Killed in action”. When Piper enlisted 11 June 1915, his parents, James and Anne Piper, lived at 106 Leicester St, Wolverhampton and an older brother, George Piper, was at 11 Keightly Rd, Subiaco. Embarked at Fremantle 22 July 1915 per A67 Orsova. He was in France in 1916 – 1917 and killed in action 5 May 1917. His service record reads: buried Queant Rd, Brittany Cemetery, Plot 1, Row C, No 14. The modern Roll of Honour reads: France 646 Queant Road Cemetery Buissy. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.