Image courtesy of IWM.

Harvey is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 29th August 1893, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

Died: 9th August 1917; Age: 23; KiA. Harvey was reported missing after a successful evenings attack by A and C companies on Buckle trench and Strap trench.

Residence: 6, Aldermanbury, London.

Occupation: a Wholesale Textile Agent.


Obtained a commission – Second Lieutenant – 24th October 1915 – 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Promoted Lieutenant – 4th December 1916 – 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Wounded April 1916.


Date of Entry Therein: 4th November 1914 – France.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly Private, 9733, of the 5th Battalion of the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   55, Alston Road, Ipswich.


Harvey was 7 years old and a Visitor to widow Kate Adams and her family.

Kate Amelia Adams (nee Corbyn), 50, born Ipswich.

Ruth Catherine Adams, 22, born Ipswich.

Percy Corbyn Adams, 19, a Furniture Assistant, born Ipswich.

Ella Mary Adams, 16, born Coddenham, Suffolk.


1911   1a, Fountain Court, Church Passage, Aldermanbury, London.


Harvey was 17 years old, a Warehouseman – Drapery. He was 1 of 28 employees of Bradbury Greatorox & Co., Ltd accommodated at Fountain Court.


Father: James Holmes Ranby, born 1853, Tetford, Lincolnshire – died 1897, at 54, Military Road, Colchester, Essex. A Draper – employer.

Mother: Emily Jane Ranby (nee Walls), born 1855, Barking, Essex – died March, 1911, at a hospital at Epsom, Surrey. A Milliner.


Harvey attended Ipswich Grammar School, and the Royal Masonic School for Boys, Rickmansworth, Bushey, Hertfordshire 1904 – 1908.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Stanley Chandler Esq.


Probate to Robert Stanley Chandler – warehouseman.


Harvey is also remembered on the Royal Masonic School for Boys war memorial, now situated at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Chorleywood Road, Rickmanworth, Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

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