CHARLES EDWARD HARVEY

image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1916.

 

Born: 8th December 1880, Ipswich.

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

Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; occupation: a Baker. Signed up for 12 years on the 8th December 1898 – height 5ft 5 1/2ins. Height at 18 years old – 5ft 6 1/2 ins, and 5ft 7ins on the 8th December 1910. Tattoo on left forearm – CH & AD, and tattoo on 2nd finger, left hand – a Ring. Fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair.

 

Service:

Impregnable – Boy 2nd Class – 24th February 1897 – 1st March 1897

Lion – Boy 2nd Class – 2nd March 1897

Lion – Boy 1st Class – 18th November 1897 – 30th August 1898

Agincourt – Boy 1st Class – 31st August 1898 – 1st November 1898

Thunderer – Boy 1st Class – 2nd November 1898

Thunderer – Ordinary Seaman – 8th Decmeber 1898 – 31st May 1899

Vivid I – Ordinary Seaman – 1st June 1899 – 5th June 1899

Pembroke I – Ordinary Seaman – 6th June 1899 – 30th June 1899

Diadem – Ordinary Seaman – 1st July 1899

Diadem – Able Seaman – 7th December 1899 – 11th January 1901

Pembroke Albe Seaman – 12th January 1910 – 15th January 1901

Wildfire – Able Seaman – 16th January 1901 – 8th January 1902

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 9th Janaury 1902 – 20th Janaury 1902

Espiegle – Able Seaman – 21st January 1902

Espiegle – Leading Seaman – 19th September 1903 – 18th January 1905

Wildfire – Leading Seaman – 19th January 1905 – 10th July 1905

Aboukir – Leading Seaman – 11th July 1905

Aboukir – Petty Officer 2nd Class – 15th August 1905 – 16th March 1906

Black Prince – Petty Officer 2nd Class – 17th March 1906 – 30th March 1908

Wildfire – Petty Officer 2nd Class – 31st March 1908 – 30th June 1908

Pembroke I – Petty Officer 2nd Class – 1st July 1908 – 4th January 1909

Vulcan – Petty Officer 2nd Class – 5th January 1909

Vulcan – Petty Officer 1st Class – 15th February 1911 – 5th February 1912

Pembroke I – Petty Officer 1st Class – 6th February 1912 – 29th May 1912

Cressy – Petty Officer 1st Class – 30th May 1912 – 31st July 1912

Minerva – Petty Officer 1st Class – 1st August 1912

Minerva – Petty Officer – 4th March 1913 – 28th August 1913

Pembroke I – Petty Officer – 29th August 1913 – 15th September 1913

Lancaster – Petty Officer – 16th September 1913 – 29th July 1915

Pembroke I – Petty Officer – 30th July 1915 – 3rd January 1916

Egmont II – Primula – Petty Officer – 4th January 1916 – 13th March 1916

Pembroke I – 14th March 1916 – 28th April 1916

Dido – Turbulent – 29th April 1916 – 1st June 1916.

 

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 1st March 1916.

 

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

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

 

Memorial Reference:

15.

Chatham Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

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

 

CENSUS

 

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.

 

On the 9th March 1910, at Coddenham, Suffolk, Charles married Alice Bessie Waspe, born June 1884, Coddenham.

They had 1 daughter:

Alice I. Harvey, born January 1913, Coddenham.

 

Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

 

H.M.S. ‘Turbulent’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Turbulent_(1916)

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/battle-of-jutland

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/naval-warfare-and-world-war-one/the-battle-of-jutland/

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