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Norman Harvey VC.

Post  Admin on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:14 am

Born on Friday 6th October 1899 Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.

Private Norman Harvey
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

On Friday 25th October 1918
At Ingoyghem, Belgium.


When the battalion was held up and suffering heavy casualties from the enemy machine-guns, Private Harvey on his own initiative rushed forward and engaged the enemy single-handed, disposing of 20 of them and capturing the guns. Later when his company was checked by another enemy strong point he again rushed forward and put the enemy to flight. Subsequently, after dark he voluntarily carried out a single-handed and important reconnaissance and gained valuable information. Private Harvey throughout the day displayed the greatest valour, and his several actions enabled the line to advance, saved many casualties, and inspired all.

Private Harvey survived The Great War but 21 years later (aged 40) he was once again serving his country during the Second World War, this time with 199th Railway Workshop Company, Royal Engineers, and with the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant.

Norman Harvey was killed In action, near Haifa, Palestine on Monday, 16th February 1942 (aged 42) He is buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY (ISRAEL)

Also Commemorated by: MEMORIAL STONE in grounds of THE ULSTER MEMORIAL TOWER

VC display at:
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum
The Castle
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
BT74 7BB

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