George Harvest

Rank/ Unit - Service number: Major, London Regt (London Rifle Brigade) (2nd or 5th Bn) | Died: 1918.10.14 | Age at death: 53 | Action: | Burial place / memorial, TNA reference: Hampstead St John Add'l Burial Ground (G 051)- offical war grave [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/9/45776] |

Born 1865 in Islington, one of 9 children of Daniel and Matilda Harvest,spice merchant. Educated at Highgate School. Married about 1898 to Lucy, with one son, one daughter. In 1901/ 1911 was a spice/ colonial produce merchant. Family lived in 1911 at the Marina in Deal. Joined the TF as a volunteer and served in France from Jan 1917, being promoted Major. His unit was disbanded in Jan 1918 because of major losses, and he returned to Sussex for medical treatment (where the family also had a house). Died following illness from war service in France (H&H report 19.10.1918). At time of his death George’s family had moved to 12 Hampstead Hill Gardens; he left a wife and two teenage children. [He was uncle of Gordon Harvest (also see). In 1911 his mother & 3 maiden sisters lived at 57 Fitzjohns Ave, and were active members of congregation. His mother died Nov 1914 after long illness; by 1917 his sisters had moved to 3 Redington Road] Commemorated on the War Memorial in Church Row.

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