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VC671   Samuel Harvey

BORN   17 September 1881

DIED   23 September 1960   AGE   79

VC Won   29 September 1915   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Big Willie Trench, Loos, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Samuel Harvey   No.   8273   

VC Issue No.   671   Awards   VC   

Regiment   York & Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Basford, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Stow Lodge Hospital (former workhouse), Stowmarket, Suffolk, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ipswich Old Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England


Date Buried/Cremated   27 September 1960

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Public Grave, Plot X, Division 21, Grave 3

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   24 January 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Ipswich Old Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

P  Named on VC Memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Memorial stone and tree, near headstone, Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich, Suffolk

By The Way…

A headstone was erected 29 September 2000 by The Western Front Association (Suffolk Branch)

VC Held By

Stolen c. 1956 although his family suspected that due to his absent-mindedness he probably left it somewhere and it had been ‘picked up’



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