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George Harvest

Born: 1865 Died: 1918
Grave / memorial: G051 WM038

Spice merchant; Rifles officer in WW1. Born in Islington, one of nine children of Daniel Harvest, a spice merchant. After boarding school at Highgate School became a spice/ colonial produce merchant. Married about 1898. Lived (in 1911) at 12 Hampstead Hill Gardens, but also had house in Hove, Sussex. Joined 2nd London Regiment as territorial volunteer; served in France from Jan 1917. Became Major, 5th Battalion (London Rifles); unit disbanded Jan 1918 because of heavy losses. Died of wounds at Steyning, Sussex, leaving wife and two children (ages 11, 17).
The National Archives Reference: [Medal card TNA ref WO 372/9/45776]
(?link to 57 Fitzjohns Ave). ? Link to Daniel Harvest & Gordon Harvest (qv)

Reference: Buried in Hampstead, Camden History Society 1986
Additional research by the 2012 project team and Peter Ginnings

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