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18 Apr 1894
He was the son of Walter and Betsy Harvey of Commercial Road Bulwell Nottingham.
He was a corporal in a coal mine.
31 May 1916
3036492 - CWGC Website
HMS Queen Mary Royal Navy
He enlisted 8/8/1912 for 12 years. HMS Queen Mary was the last battle cruiser built by the Royal Navy before World War I. She participated in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914. As part of the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, she attempted to intercept a German force that bombarded the North Sea coast of England in December 1914, but was unsuccessful. She was refitting in early 1915 and missed the Battle of Dogger Bank in January. At Jutland on May 31st 1916 she was hit twice by the German battle cruiser Derfflinger during the early part of the battle. Her magazines exploded shortly afterwards, sinking the ship. 1,266 crewmen were lost with eighteen survivors picked up by the destroyers HMS Laurel, HMS Petard, and HMS Tipperary, and two by the Germans. (Wikipedia)
Portsmouth Naval Memorial
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