Robert G. B. Harvey (Sc. 1906-10)


Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment

Born: September 5th 1895
Died: December 25th 1917

Age at Death: 22

Killed in action, France, December 25th 1917

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by Stephen Yiduo Chen (Sc. 2011-2016).

Son of G.W. Harvey, Grantham.

Obituary, Brightonian XVI April, 1918
R.G.B. Harvey entered School House, May, 1906 and left December, 1910. On the outbreak of war he joined the Artists' Rifles, and was gazetted from there to the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed on Christmas Day through the premature explosion of a rifle grenade. His father has received very many letters of sympathy from senior officers, from which we quote the following extract:- "He was a fine officer, absolutely fearless; would go anywhere, and was never happy unless he was worrying the enemy. He had done some very fine patrol work. He went over on a raid with me in September, and I cannot speak too highly of his conduct that night. We shall all miss his cheery presence among us, as all his brother officers were very fond of him."

Lieutenant Robert George Bosworth Harvey (School House 1906-1910)
George Harvey was born on 5th September 1895 in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He was the only son and second child of George Harvey, a farmer, and his wife Emma (nee Bosworth). After leaving the College in 1910 he went to Grantham Grammar School and on the outbreak of war enlisted in the 28th Battalion, London Regiment (“Artists’ Rifles”).

After 18 months service with the Artists’ Rifles Harvey received a commission in the 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment on 4th June 1916. He served with this unit on the Western Front until his death due to the premature detonation of a grenade on Christmas Day 1917.

His grave is in Cambrin Military Cemetery, Bethune, France.

Source: LEST WE FORGET Project, Brighton College 2014-15

 

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