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Richard Henry Harvey*
Age: 32
Rank: Private
Regti. No.: 19883
Victory Medal Ribbon British War Medal Ribbon
Regiment: 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers
Medals: Victory, British War

Richard Henry Harvey, of Oakdale, born in Glamorgan, husband of Alice had a young daughter. He served in the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers, part of 40th Brigade, in southern Mesopotamia in 1916. On 22 April 1916 the brigade attacked the Turkish positions at Sannaiyat, advancing across a quagmire, in what proved to be the last desperate assault to break through to Kut. The attack was repulsed with heavy losses. Private R H Harvey (19883) was killed in action on 22 April 1916, aged 32, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Additional information taken from the Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

Richard's widow Alice received pay of £2 17s and a gratuity of £3.

*His name does not appear on the Oakdale Memorial.

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