Lance Corporal Edwin Granville Harvey MM

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Jul 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and embosser

Service Number


Place of Birth

East Ham
United Kingdom

World War I Address

56 Grove Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 9th November 1916
L-Cpl Edwin Granville Harvey


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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L-Cpl Edwin Granville Harvey

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