A PAGE TO REMEMBER AND EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE IN THE FAMILY WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR COUNTRY.
Some in peacetime, most during war, some returning, others not.
William Dawson 1787 -1937
Discharge date 2nd June, aged 38 years. He had served 19 years and 5 months in total with the First Foot Guards, now, Grenadier Guards. (He must have signed up in 1805/6), (5 yrs 1 month as a Sergeant: 9 years 4 months as a Corporal and 5 years 1 month as a Private) These figures were used to calculate his pension. He had to retire due to ‘the diseased state of his ankle’, and had previously been a labourer. Home village Stradbroke Suffolk. (5’8″ grey eyes, fair complexion, although this is difficult to read).
Charles William Harvey 1901- 1962
Charles, served in the Italian campaign, landing in Sicily 1943, and working his way up through Italy, as far as we know. According to a letter home he ‘was near a place with the same name as our cockerel ‘
The cockerel was named Leghorn, which is also a name for Livorno (between Rome and Pisa).
We have his personal records, but they don’t give any reference to where he was.
6/11/41 called up
Charles W Harvey. T/1066 3820
‘B’ Coy No 2 Tng.Ben (drivers) RASC
1/2/42- Posted to 425 G.T. Coy RASC Bn
27/6/43 – embarked UK 8th Army PT 425 Coy (not too sure about this as not very clear)
19/7/43 Disembark Sicily
John Edward Harvey 1893-1916