Category: Military
Rank: Private G/118
Regiment or Ship: 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): G/118
Occupation: Chimney Sweep
Date of Birth: 1889
Place of Birth: Islington, London
Date of Death: 1952
Place of Death: Stoke Newington, London Address: 20 Windsor Road, Bexhill

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Family Information

Parents: Charles Harvey, born 1858, died 1927, and Eliza Jane Harvey (nee Pretty), born 1864, died 1932.


Edward Harvey, born 1879 in Dalston, London.     W0126 HARVEY Edward

James married Anne Daniels, born 1895, died 1980, in December 1925 at Edmonton and they had four children:-

Eleanor Irene (Ella) Harvey, 1924-1980.

Ernest Percy Harvey, 1926-2007.

Reginald Alfred Harvey, 1927-2005.

Edward Norman Harvey, 1934-2006.

First World War Experience

Not much is known of James’ war experiences as his Service Records have not survived. However, his Medal Rolls Index card shows that he was in the France Theatre of War from 31st May 1915 and had been awarded the Victory Medal, the British Medal, and the 1915 Star.

On 24th July 1915 a letter appeared in the Bexhill Observer written by three soldiers – one of them James – which gives us an intriguing insight into his experiences. Bexhill Observer letter 24.7.1915

The only other thing we know is that sometime before 22nd July 1916 James was wounded. A photograph appears of him in the Bexhill Observer of that date just giving his name and rank and saying that he had been wounded.

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