1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Private Francis G. Harvey

Contributed by: Mary Connor, on 2008-11-17

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Rank
First Name Private Francis G.
Surname Harvey
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Durham Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence Crook, Durham

Private Francis G.'s Story

Francis was the first of our family to enlist in 1914. Unlike his relatives, he joined the Durham Light Infantry. Francis was the son of John and Charlotte Harvey. He lived in Crook, County Durham. Enlisting in the Durham Light Infantry in 1914, he gave his life for his country at Passchendaele in 1917. He is remembered on the Tyne Cott Memorial, Ypres. His body was not found. His name is in the Book of Remembrance in the Durham Light Infantry Chapel in Durham Cathedral.

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