World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Robert James Harvey
Northamptonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Tyne Cot Memorial (Tyne Cot Cemetery)
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland & posted to the 1st Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment.
As part of the British First Army, the Battalion had to face a strong German offensive known as Â‘Operation GeorgetteÂ’, which commenced on 9 April 1918, south of ArmentiÃ¨res. By the next day, Robert had died of the wounds he suffered in the intense artillery bombardment.
N.B. Robert James Harvey served with the same regiment & in the same battalion as George Taylor who is also on the Edlinghgam Tablet.
(Source: Research by Joyce Brison & Peggy Maunder on the men on Edlingham War Memorial).
Born at Lucker 1885, the son of Thomas Harvey (b.1854 at Bamburgh) & his wife Jane (nÃ©e Logan; b.1854).
Thomas & Jane married at Belford in 1882. Their son Thomas was born in 1884 followed by Robert in 1885, Andrew in 1887, twins Catherine J. & Isabella M. born 1889, Margaret L. born 1890, & Sarah A. born 1891.
The 1891 Census records Thomas Snr. as an Engine Driver (Stationary) & the family were living Hoppen Farm, Warenford, Northumberland.
Sarah A. died aged 4 in 1895.
By the time of the 1901 Census Harvey was 16 & the family was living at Crawley Farm, near Powburn, Northumberland. Thomas Snr. was a Hind (Skilled Agricultural Labourer), as were his sons Thomas Jnr., Harbottle & Andrew. There were, then, two more children - Frances L. (b.1894) & Edith A. (b.1896).
In 1916, at the age of 31, Harvey married Rosanna Wealleans, who was born at Whittingham, Northumberland. They had no children. Rosanna received the news of her husbandÂ’s death at home in Edlingham. She never remarried but lived on to the age of 78.
Edlingham, Memorial Tablet in St. John the Baptist Church Glanton, Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour Glanton, United Reform Church (Source: For Glanton URC, newmp.org.uk)