Charles Osborne Harvey

Rank Private
Service No 45644
Date of Death 16/05/1917
Age 41
Regiment/Service

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) 15th Coy. 

Transferred to (73446) 123rd Coy. Labour Corps

Cemetery Wanquentin Communal Cemetery Extension

 

Charles Osborne Harvey was born on the 25th January 1876 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire and baptised at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, on 5th March 1876. Upon leaving the parental home, Charles moved to 1 College Terrace, Finchley and found employment as a gardener. He married Bessie Louisa Fry in 1905 and they moved into 28 Lichfield Grove.

 

Upon the birth of their son, Harold (b. 1913), Charles and Bessie moved to 105 Lichfield Grove. Charles was conscripted to the reserves on 26th February 1917, aged 41 and his papers list him as being 5’5” and 120lbs. He was deployed on 14th March 1917, and killed at Boulogne on 16th May of that year.

 

Bessie and Harold were given a pension of 18/9 upon Harvey’s death.