16325 A.H.Harvey

16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby hussar1000 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:19 pm

The above soldier was an original Lonsdale man, served D Coy. Annoyingly the roll doesn't say where he was from/enlisted! His papers dont seem to have survived either. He may be Alexander Hannah Harvey from Cockermouth and am hoping firum members may be able to help.
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby spike » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:17 pm

Hi,

The list I have of men who enlisted in the Lonsdale Battalion in 1914/1915 has the following details
Name : Harvey, A H
Address Given : 19, Cumberland Street, Workington
Occupation given : Weighman
Rank/No.: Private 16325
Date of enlistment :9/11/1914
Company : D Coy


Unfortunately it doesn't give a clue as to what the A.H. stands for.
(the list was compiled by the BR Museum from their sources)
I take it his service papers are not available or even
an M.I.C. to give a clue to his forenames (I'm not an ancestry member)
Being as he was from Workington area I guess the following definition
covers the occupation of "Weighman"
Weighman: In Mining - a person who weighs coal extracted from a mine,
especially in mines where miners are paid according to the weight of the
coal they dig.
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:59 pm

From Ancestry his Medal Index Card.
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby hussar1000 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:49 am

Thank you both for help. Much appreciated. I had his MIC which led me to Alexander Hannah via census records. I could only find an Alex from Flimby and couldn't really confirm it as him. Glad to find out he is a Workington man.

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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby mrdeacon » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:53 am

This is what i found on Ancestry
The only problem i had with him is that his Birth was given has 1891 Cockermouth
And 1901 Census it gives has 1892 Workington

Regards Mike.
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby hussar1000 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:01 am

Again, many thanks for your help.
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby hussar1000 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 am

And as luck would have it.....

http://www.border-regiment-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=2117

http://www.border-regiment-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=2053

One of the many Somme wounded.

Now a photograph would be nice!
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Re: 16325 A.H.Harvey

Postby IanT » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:43 pm

Census returns give age not year of birth (except 1841 when ages over 15 were generally - though mot always - rounded down to the nearest 5), so depending on the month of birth and the month of the census the estimated birth year given by Ancestry etc may be a year out. The accuracy also depended on the knowledge or honesty of the householder! Also birthplace names can be extremely variable from one census to another, again depending on the knowledge or memory of the person providing the information.
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