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HARVEY, NORMAN

Rank:
Company Quartermaster Serjeant
Service No:
6973652
Date of Death:
16/02/1942
Age:
42
Regiment/Service:
Royal Engineers
 
199 Rly. Workshop Coy.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
A. A. 4.
Cemetery:
KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Charles William and Mary Harvey; husband of Nora Osmond Harvey, of Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 6th January 1919 :- For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Ingoyghem on the 25th October, 1918, when his battalion (the 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) 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.

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