WILLIAM ROBERT COLLIS HARVEY

 

 

Born: 1898, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1917; age: 18; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 29, Gainsborough Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: London; Date: 13th July 1915; Age: 17 years & 3 months; Occupation: Student; Religion: Congregational; Signed up for the Duration of the War. Next of Kin: mother – Eleanor Harvey. Height: 5ft 7 1/2ins.

Sickness: Impetigo – 11th September – 28th September 1916,

 

Rank: Sapper/Wireless Operator; Service Number: 108351

Regiment: Royal Engineers, ‘B’ Corps Signal Coy.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

VII.J.37.

Railway Dugouts Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur J. & Eleanor E. Harvey, of 29, Gainsborough Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   6, Chenery Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Arthur James Harvey, 32, a Plumber – Steam & Hot Water Engineer & Bell Hanger – employer, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Eleanor Elizabeth Harvey (nee Collis), 36, born Sudbury, Suffolk.

Grace Mary Harvey, 6, born St. Margaret’s, Suffolk.

Gladys Julia Harvey, 2 months, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

1911   2, Neale Street, Ipswich.

 

William was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Arthur, 42, a Hot Water Engineer – employer.

Eleanor, 46.

Grace, 16.

Gladys, 10.

 

On the 15th December 1917 William’s family received his personal effects:

Disc, letter, photos, 2 pocket books, wrist watch, fountain pen, 1 Religious book & a letter case.

 

On the 24th November 1921, Arthur J. Harvey received his late son’s Victory & British War medals.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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Royal Engineers, ‘B’ Corps Signal Coy:

 

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