Photograph courtesy of Roger and Freda.
Born: 1898, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd 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.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur J. & Eleanor E. Harvey, of 29, Gainsborough Road, Ipswich.
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.
The Harvey family photograph 1903-4 (William far right)
1911 2, Neale Street, Ipswich.
William was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.
Arthur, 42, a Hot Water Engineer – employer.
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.