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Memorials & Monuments
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- Biography -
- George Edward Harbourne -

Unknown person Name : George Edward Harbourne.

Son of George Edward and Mary Harbourne, of Rock Villa, Bonchurch; husband of Emily Jane Harbourne, of 3, Ileden Cottages, Upper Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Born 1883 Kentish Town, London.

Married 1915, Emily Jane Rogers, Isle of Wight.
  Census Information :

1891 : George and Mary Harbourne, with their children including George aged 7, are at 41, Princes Crescent, Brighton. George Harbourne is a Pullman Car Conductor.

1901 : George Harbourne is a Private aged 19, with the Hampshire Regiment, registered at Winchester.

1911 : George Edward Harbourne is a Lance-Corporal aged 29, with the 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, registered at Kings Hill, Harrismith, O F S [Orange Free State].

  Service details :

C.S.M. 5891 George Edward Harbourne, Hampshire Regiment

The CWGC record indicates he had 18 years service; assumed therefore that he enlisted in 1900. He appears on the medal rolls for the South African campaigns as

Pte 5891 Harbourne, H.

He was awarded the Queens South African Medal with clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1902.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 22 March 1918 aged 33

Commemorated at : Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bonchurch War Memorial
St Boniface Church Pulpit War Memorial
St Boniface Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :

Friday, April 19, 1918 Page 1

We regret to hear that Coy.-Sergt.-Major George Harbourne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harbourne, East Dene Lodge, Bonchurch, was killed in action on March 22nd.


Friday, May 17, 1918 Page 1

Bonchurch is paying its share of the grim toll of war. No less than six men from the village have made the supreme sacrifice, and it is a curious coincidence that all those who have fallen bore the Christian name of George, namely: George Hitchman, George White, George Hastings [1], George Russell, George Woodford, and George Harbourne.

[1] this should be George Sterling
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Page last updated : 27 September 2013 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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