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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Herbert Daniel John Harvey -

Unknown person Name : Herbert Daniel John Harvey

Son of Ernest John Harvey and Laura Fanny Harvey (née Taylor), of 4, Albert St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1897 Ventnor.

  Census information :

1901 : Ernest and Laura Harvey, with one son, Cecil, and her father Henry Taylor, at 4, Ashby Place, Alverstoke, Gosport. Ernest Harvey is a Soldier. Herbert Harvey aged 4 is with his grandmother, Agnes Taylor, at 48 South Street, Ventnor.

1911 : Ernest and Laura Harvey, with their children including Herbert aged 13, are at 6 Downside Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor. Ernest Harvey is a General Labourer.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 2118 Herbert Daniel John Harvey, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty Details :

Died 12 August 1915, aged 19 (according to CWGC record)

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

CWGC Record

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
St Wilfrid's School War Memorial
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Drill Hall, Newport
  Documents :


Friday, September 17, 1915

Ventnor Men in Action.

Additional names of missing Ventnor men in the Dardanelles are those of Rifleman C.R. King, son of Mrs. T. King, 7, Webster Cottages, P. Gilbert, son of Mrs. Gilbert, Albert Street, and Harvey, son of Lance-Corporal and Mrs. Harvey, of 7 Richmond Terrace. Harvey's mother has received official information that her son is reported from Alexandria as missing. Rifleman King was corporal up to the time of leaving Watford. It is rumoured that Rifleman Gilbert has been taken to hospital wounded, but no definite details are to hand. Mrs. T. King would be much obliged for any information concerning her son, who was in B Company 1/8th Hants.


Friday, July 28, 1916 Page 4

Mrs. Gilbert, of Albert Street, has received official information of a nature which unfortunately holds out little hope for the safety of her son, Private P. Gilbert, of the 8th Hants Regiment. Private Gilbert has been missing since August 12th, 1915 during the early days of the campaign in Gallipoli. He was a range-finder in the battalion. The Army Council state that Pte. Gilbert has been missing for so long a time that they have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead. The large number of friends of the family in Ventnor and elsewhere will sincerely hope that better news will be forthcoming. We hear that similar information has been received by the relatives of Rifleman A. Harvey (son of Corpl. and Mrs. E. Harvey), of Ventnor, who was also reported missing at the same time.

It is believed that the reference to Rifleman A. Harvey relates to Herbert Daniel John Harvey - the only man in the Battalion with this surname to be killed. His father Ernest served with the Hampshire Regiment and Labour Corps during the war.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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