William Edward Harvey

Date of birth: 1889
Place of birth: Northam, Southampton
Regiment / Division: Royal Marine Reserve
Vessel: SS Oak
Rank / Service No: Leading Seaman, PO/5151B
Died: 28th November 1918, aged 28 years
Buried: Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin


There is very little information about William and what happened to him, or about his family.

His service number shows that he was reasonably local, and there are records that show the family lived at 121 Dukes Road, St. Mary’s and at 50 New Road, Northam.


William was probably the oldest of 6 known siblings born to William and Louisa Harvey (nee Farmer), who married in Southampton in 1889.


William Snr. was born in Dorset in 1859 and it is not known when he died.

Louisa was born in Botley in 1867 and she passed away in Southampton in 1926.


Records show that William Edward was married to a Kathleen, but it has proved impossible to track down any information about this partnership.



Daisy Anna M.   b. 1892 Northam   d. 1894 Northam

Reginald   b. 1897 Northam   d. 1897 Northam

Louisa   b. 1898 Northam   d. ??

Alice Emily   b. 1901 Northam   d. 1977 Southampton   Married Stephen H. Townsend in Southampton in 1927.

Lily   b. ??   d. pre 1911


There is no information on the SS Oak; it must be assumed that William either met with an accident or died from an illness whilst the vessel was based around Eire.


Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 28th September 2016


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