image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 8th December 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 1st June 1916; age 36; KiA at the Battle of Jutland. Served 19 years.


Charles was one of the saved from H.M.S. ‘Primula,’ which was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-35 (Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière), near Cerigo Island, on the 29th February 1915.


Rank: Petty Officer; Service Number: 192624 (Ch).

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’.


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Alice B. Harvey, of High Street, Coddenham, Suffolk.




1881   13, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Harvey, 37, a Master Baker – employing 1 man, born Ipswich.

Hannah Harvey (nee Waspe), 34, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Thomas Harvey, 11, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Marian Harvey, 9, born Ipswich.

Louisa Annie Harvey, 7, born Ipswich.

Henry William Harvey, 5, born Ipswich.


1891   75, Albion Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Thomas, 47, a Master Baker – employer.

Hannah, 44.

Thomas, 21, a Baker’s Assistant.

Elizabeth, 19, a Shoe Fitter.

Louisa, 17, a Dressmaker.

Henry, 14, a Porter – Grocer.

Joseph Harold Harvey, 5, born Ipswich.

George Edward Bond, 19, a Baker, born Diss, Norfolk.


In 1911, Charles’s wife, Alice was 26 years old and living in Coddenham.


Charles’s father, Thomas Harvey, died 1900, Ipswich. His mother, Hannah Harvey, died 1914, Ipswich.


In 1910, Coddenham, Suffolk, Charles married Alice Bessie Waspe, born 1884, Coddenham.

They had 1 daughter:

Alice I. Harvey, born 1913, Coddenham.


Charles is also remembered on Holy Trinity Church memorial.


H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’

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