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HarveyRobert LuegMajorHARVEY, WILLIAM LUEG, Major, was born 17 July 1858, son of Nicholas Oliver Harvey, of Hayle, Cornwall. He was commissioned in the 46th Foot 30 January 1878; became Lieutenant, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 18 June 1881, serving in the Egyptian Expedition, 1882, and being present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with clasp and Bronze Star). He was promoted to Captain 24 September 1884, and served in the Sudan in 1884-85, in the Nile Expedition, with the River Column (clasp). He became Captain 24 September 1884, and Major 31 August 1894. Major Harvey served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902. He was Commandant at Kaspminden, and he took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including the operations at Paardeberg (17 to 20 February); actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria. Operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Robert Lueg Harvey, Major, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to Lord Kitchener in South Africa, and presented by Brigadier General Dixon, at Barberton, 7 March 1902. He retired 5 November 1902, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the European War he became Lieutenant Colonel (temporary), commanding the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Depot at Bodmin, 1914-17. Lieutenant Colonel Harvey was a Justice of the Peace. He married, in 1893, Florence, daughter of Captain F C Hooper, 18th Hussars, and they had one son and one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
HarveyRobert NapierCaptainHARVEY, ROBERT NAPIER, Captain, was born 17 May 1868, son of John Harvey, of Messrs John Harvey and Sons, Bristol, and of Mary Russell, daughter of George Prentice, of Fifeshire. He was educated at Marlborough College; Redcliffe House, Clifton, and the RMA, Woolwich; joined the Royal Engineers as Second Lieutenant 17 February 1888; was promoted Captain 12 January 1899; employed as Regimental Officer, Royal Engineers. He served in the South African War as ADC to Major General, Royal Engineers, 2nd August 1900 to 11 November 1901, and was present in the operations in the Orange Free State February to May 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Belfast; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Zilikat's Nek; operations in Orange River Colony May to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1899-1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River; operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Robert Napier Harvey, Captain, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented in South Africa 13 July 1901. He was Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, in South Africa, 12 November 1901 to 5 April, 1903, and was employed under the Civil Government, Transvaal, from 6 April 1903 to 13 December 1905, and was promoted to Major 25 September 1906. He was Chief Instructor in Fortification, School of Military Engineering, and obtained the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 26 November 1913. On the outbreak of the European War he became Assistant (with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel) to the Engineer-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force, from 15 January 1915. He was appointed Inspector of Mines, and promoted to Temporary Brigadier General 2 January 1916, and Chief Engineer of 6th Army Corps, January 1918 to 1919; was mentioned in Despatches five times; created a CMG January 1916; was given the Brevet of Colonel 3 June, 1916. In August 1917, he was awarded the CB for valuable services rendered in the field. In 1909 he married Mabel, daughter of Bourchier Hawksley, of 14, Hyde Park Gardens, London, and they had two sons.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
HarveyRobert NapierCaptainArmy HQ Staff. ADC to Engineer in Chief. Awarded DSO. MiD by Roberts 2 Apr 1901. QSA issued to Mrs Harvey at Glenside, Leigh Woods, Clifton, Bristol, 1 Jul 1902.

QSA (3) CC OFS Belf. KSA

TNA ref 299/7; 313/1

Medals held by the RE Museum
Royal Engineers, Staff
HarveyS2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
HarveyS1895SapperTransferred to G Company 30 May 1900.

QSA (2) CC OFS

TNA ref 156/42
Royal Engineers, Railway Company, 10th
HarveyS26989DriverTo Field Depot 4 Aug 1902. To Army Reserve. QSA (3) sent 13 Oct 1903 and KSA sent 18 Jan 1904.

QSA (3) CC OFS Joh. KSA

TNA ref 157/38; 314/44
Royal Engineers, Fortress Company, 26th
HarveySSource: WO100/280Aberdeen TG
HarveyS5700PrivateDemise: Died of wounds 21 Oct 1901
Place: Harrismith
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
South Staffordshire Regiment
HarveySDistrict 1
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Cape Police
HarveyS1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
HarveyS5469PrivateWounded. Karee Siding, 29 March 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Cheshire Regiment
HarveyS CSource: WO100/285Stellenbosch DMT
HarveyS E24574DriverTransferred to Field Depot. Discharged. QSA (3) sent 10 Mar 1903. Initials may be F. E.

QSA (4) CC OFS Tr SA01

TNA ref 156/10; 156/14
Royal Engineers, Railway Company, 8th
HarveyS FLance CorporalNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Transvaal Mounted Rifles
HarveyS FMemberJoined ILH Jan 00 and issued off that rollWilge Fontein Rifle Association
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