Lance Corporal Arthur Harvey (1896-1917)

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Lance Corporal Arthur Harvey, 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, Lewis Gun Section was born in Beverley in 1896. His father Francis Harvey was HM Inspector of Schools in the East Riding.
Arthur won a scholarship to study history at Selwyn College, Cambridge. The war prevented him taking up this place and he enlisted into the Artillery Company in 1915. The Beverley Guardian 19 May 1917 lists him as serving in the Lewis Gun Section. When Arthur was killed in action on 23 April 1917 his company were engaged in the Battles for Arras, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France. Arthur was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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