The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant E B A Harvey


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Second Lieutenant Edward Byron Atkins HARVEY, "B" Company, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders, France, Sunday 15th April 1917,  age 21.

1885 October, born Deptford, Greenwich, London, son of Thomas Henry and Henrietta Charlotte Harvey, (nee Atkins), of 7, Osberton Road, Lee Green, London.


1911 Census - 20 Rowden Road, Beckenham, Kent - Montague John Harvey, head, age 51, married, traveller stationery, Stationery, worker, born Lambeth, London; Ellen Harvey, wife, age 50, married 27 years, 1 child, still alive, born Lambeth, London; Bertha Harvey, daughter, age 26, single, assistant milliner, worker, born Brixton, London; Edward Harvey, nephew, age 15, single, school, born Brockley, London.

1911 Census - 7 Osberton Road, Lee, SE - Thomas Henry Harvey, head, age 52, married, commercial traveller optical, worker, born Paddington, London; Henrietta Charlotte Harvey, age 52, married 27 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born New Cross, London; Thomas William, son, age 26, clerk stockbroker, worker, born Clapham, London; Ellen Harvey, mother, age 83, born County Cork, Cork; Mary Agnes Trull, servant, age 15, single, general servant domestic, born Swanley, Kent.


Formerly Private, 1/16th (County of London) Battalion,  London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles), Service No.1760.

1st November 1914, posted BEF; 1st November 1914, Southampton, embarked; 2nd November 1914, Havre, disembarked.

Buried at Maroc British Cemetery, III. C. 23., Grenay, France. Commemorated on Memorial Outside No. 109, St Peters Church (demolished), Courtlands Avenue, Eltham, Greenwich, Greater London.


London Gazette 29th August 1916.

The under mentioned temporary 2nd Lieutenants, from Reserve Battalion (except where otherwise stated), to be temporary 2nd Lieutenants, with seniority stated against their names:

Royal West Kent  Regiment - E B A Harvey. 28th May 1915.


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