Lance Corporal Edwin Granville Harvey MM

Title (Mr/ Mrs/ Capt/ Rev etc): 

First name(s): 

Edwin Granville

Surname only: 

Harvey MM


L-Cpl Edwin Granville Harvey, 14925, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme at Longueval on July 24th, 1916. He was aged 21.

He had joined the Colours on September 4th, 1914, and went to France the following April. He was gassed at Hill 60 and blown up by a mine in November 1915, requiring eight weeks of hospital treatment. After 15 months in the trenches he was killed by a shell while serving his Lewis gun.

Although born in East Ham, London in 1895, he was a pupil at Christ Church School in Luton. He had lived at 56 Grove Road, Luton, but at the time of his death parents Edwin and Alice had moved back to London.

Edwin was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in 1916, but the award was made posthumously to his parents at Warley in 1918.


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War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Painter and embosser

Place of Birth: 

East Ham
United Kingdom

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War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

No known grave

World War I Address: 

56 Grove Road
United Kingdom

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L-Cpl Edwin Granville Harvey

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Year of Birth: 

1 895

Year of Death: 

1 916

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Most Relevant Date: 

Monday, July 24, 1916


Source Date: 

Thursday, November 9, 1916