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VC704   Francis John William Harvey

BORN   19 April 1873

DIED   31 May 1916   AGE   43

VC Won   31 May 1916   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Battle of Jutland, North Sea, HMS Lion

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Francis John William Harvey    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   704   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Marine Light Infantry


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Sydenham, London, England

Place Of Death   On board HMS 'Lion', Battle of Jutland, North Sea

Buried/Location Ashes   At sea, off Jutland, North Sea


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   15 September 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named On Chatham Naval Memorial, (panel 18, column 1), Kent

P  Named On War Memorial, St Annes Church, Wandsworth, South London

Named On War Memorial, Portsmouth Grammer School, Portsmouth, Hampshire.         

P  Named on Victoria Cross Mural, Lewisham  Shopping Center, Lewisham, S E London

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Lewisham Civic Centre, S E London

Memorial, St Mary's Church, Chatham, Kent

Harvey House, Eastney, Hampshire

P  Harvey Avenue, Deal, Kent

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, By War Memorial, High Street South, Lewisham, South London

By The Way…

He was one of a long line of Harveys to serve in the forces, from the 1790’s to the 1950’s

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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