Photograph courtesy of Dave.

Born: 27th April 1901, Hoo, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd August 1943; age: 42; at No. 1 General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

Residence: 8, Heather Avenue, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Charge Hand – Trolley Bus Cleaner – Ipswich Corporation.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 7869963.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 120 Battery, 30 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Moascar War Cemetery,

El Alamein,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Justina Harvey; husband of Nita Constance Margery Harvey, of Ipswich.




1911   Hoo, Wickham Market, Suffolk.


Herbert was 10 years old and living with his widowed mother, siblings and sister-in-law.

Justina Harvey (nee Charity), 51, born Boyton, Suffolk.

Edward Ernest Harvey, 18, a Labourer – Farm, born Hoo.

Bertha Annie Harvey, 14, born Hoo.

Albert Arthur Harvey, 28, a Labourer – Farm, born Hoo.

Albert’s wife Anna Maria Harvey, 41, born Hoo.


Herbert’s father was Arthur Albert Harvey, born 1860, Hoo – died 1904, Hoo. A Farm Labourer.


In 1929, Monwedon, Suffolk, Herbert married Nita Constance Margery Tarrant, born December 1903, Monwedon, Suffolk. They had 6 children.



Herbert was a Charge Hand – Trolley Bus Cleaner – Ipswich Corporation. He and Nita were living at their family home – 8, Heather Avenue, Ipswich with their 6 children.


Herbert’s brother, Albert Arthur Harvey, born 31st January 1900, was KiA in the First World War, on the 4th November 1914. A Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment, service number 5494. He is remembered on Panel 9, of Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.


Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.

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