Regiment or Ship: Army Reserve
Occupation: Chimney Sweep
Date of Birth: 1879
Place of Birth: Dalston, London
Date of Death: 01.06.1943
Place of Death: Bexhill, Sussex Place of Burial / Memorials:
Bexhill Cemetary – plot ECQ17.
Address: 20 Windsor Road, Bexhill
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Parents: Charles Harvey, born 1858, died 1927, and Eliza Jane Harvey (nee Pretty), born 1864, died 1932.
James Harvey, born 1889 in Islington, London, died 1952 in Stoke Newington, London.
Edward married Edith Haskell, born in 1875 in Regents Park, on 11th March 1900. They were living at 20 Windsor Road in 1901 (and 1911) and had at least three children:-
Albert E. C. Harvey, born 1902 in Bexhill.
Edith Winifred Harvey, born 1907 in Bexhill.
Ernest John Harvey, born in 1908 in Bexhill.
In 1901 Edith’s sister, Ruth M., was staying with Edward and Edith at 20 Windsor Road.
Edward was a chimney sweep and, in 1911, he was listed as an employer – employing two people – one of those being his brother, James.
Edith died on 20.12.1970 in Bexhill and is buried in Bexhill Cemetery with Edward – plot ECQ17.
First World War Experience
The only mention we have of Edward during the years 1914-1918 is an article in the Bexhill Observer dated 18th December 1915 giving a listing of Bexhill men who had joined the Reserve.
There are no Medal Rolls available so it must be assumed at this point in time that Edward was not called to serve for some reason and stayed as an Army Reserve.