Monday, February 14, 2011

Harvey Brothers - Huntly Memorial

Robert Morrison Harvey embarked from Auckland on the 16 October 1914 headed for the Suez and then Gallipoli.  He was killed in action on the 8 August 1915 aged 23 at the assault on Chunuk Bair.  His brother David Harvey embarked for the war on the 9 October 1915 (only 2 months after the death of his brother) David was attached to the Medical Corp and before the war he had been a miner.  He died on the 12 Aptil 1917 at Ypres aged 28.

The brothers were scottish by birth there parents John and Sarah must have had a sense of dread when their second son left for the war soon after the death of their son Robert Harvey. On can only imagine the grief they must have felt when their second son was killed.

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