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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 06/04/1899 Newton-le-Willows, Cheshire. d. 16/02/1942 Haifa, Israel.

 

Harvey was 19 years old, and a Private in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 25 October 1918 at Ingoyghem, Belgium, he performed a deed for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

 

VC ACTION

 

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Ingoyghen on the 25th October, 1918, when his battalion was held up and suffered heavy casualties from enemy machine guns.

 

On his own initiative he rushed forward and engaged the enemy single-handed, disposing of twenty enemy and capturing two guns.

 

Later, when his company was checked by another enemy strong point, he again rushed forward alone and put the enemy to flight.

 

Subsequently, after dark, he voluntarily carried out, single-handed; an important reconnaissance and gained valuable information. Pte. Harvey throughout the day displayed the greatest valour, and his several actions enabled the line to advance, saved many casualties, and inspired all.

 

He was killed in action, near Haifa, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) on 16 Feb 1942.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, ENNISKILLEN, NI.

BURIAL PLACE: KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, HAIFA, ISRAEL.

 

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Norman Harvey VC

harvey n grave Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel

Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier

PLOT A, GRAVE 4

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6th January 1919

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