GEORGE DENIS HARVEY

 

Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 9th October 1917; age: 30; KiA – killed by a German sniper’s bullet close to the final objective during the attack on the 9th October, while leading his platoon.

Residence: Johannesburg Transvaal, South Africa.

Came home in 1916, and joined the forces. He was granted a commission in the Coldstream Guards. Known in the regiment as ‘Martin.’

Date of Entry Therein: October 1916 – France.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Coldstream Guards, 3rd Battalion.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 9-10.

Tyne Cot Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   Villas, Willoughby Road, Ipswich.

 

George was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Julius Harvey, 36, a Commercial Clerk – Engineer, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

Kate Harvey (nee Pearce), 34, born Halesworth.

Edith Harvey, 11, born Ipswich.

Ernest Maes Harvey, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur Rudolf Harvey, 7, born Ipswich.

Julius Pearce Harvey, 6, born Manchester, Lancashire.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1891   5, Willoughby Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Julius, 46, a Commercial Clerk – Foundry.

Kate, 44.

Edith, 21.

Ernest, 19.

Arthur, 17.

Julius, 16.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1901   4, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, Middlesex.

 

George was 21 years old, a Clerk He was living with his father.

Julius, 56, an Engineer Merchant – employer.

5 boarders.

1 cook.

1 parlourmaid.

1 housemaid.

 

George’s father, Julius Harvey died July 1904, at 3, Mandeville Street, Middlesex, of 4, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, Middlesex & 11, Queen Street, London. His mother, Kate Harvey died January 1914, at 12, Lancaster Place, South Hampstead, Middlesex, of 4, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, Middlesex.

George attended Ipswich School – entered 1891 leaving 1895.

After leaving school George spent some time in Germany. In 1906, he joined the British American Tobacco Company, Ltd., and was transferred to Cape Town in 1907, where his brilliant business capacities were speedily recognised, and he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Tobacco Co. (north), Ltd., The United Tobacco Co. (South), Ltd, The United Tobacco Co. (Natal), Ltd.

 

On the 30th March 1914, at Holy Trinity Church, Finchley, London, George married Florence Jessie Perrin (nee Gibbs), born 1872, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. George was 34 years old, a Manufacturer. Florence was 41 years old, and a widow.

 

On the 5th June 1916, 36 year old George, a Tobacco Manufacturer, and 42 year old Florence, arrived at the Port of Plymouth. They had sailed 1st Class from the Port of Cape Town on board Royal Mail Ship ‘Durham Castle’ of The Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd.

 

On the 6th November 1921, Florence Harvey applies for her late husbands medals. They are later sent to her home – Dryden, North Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs Florence Jessie Harvey – widow

 

Probate to Florence Jessie Harvey – widow.

George is remembered on Ipswich Schools WW1 Memorial.

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