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Name: Harvey MACKEY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: H Service No.: 2786
Date of Birth : 04/02/1892 Place of Birth : Jarrow on Tyne, Co Durham. Age at Death: 24
Unit: 1st/4th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Hexham, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 10 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 18th November 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Attack on the Butte of Warlencourt, 5th 7th November 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Somme, France. Reference IX. J. 9.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 30th December 1916.
Family Details:
Son of the late Thomas Edward and Sarah Jane Mackey, of 10 Whitewell Terrace, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Family of brothers and sisters.
Notes : Harvey began his working life at Emma Colliery on 14th February 1906. He enlisted in the colours on 7th June 1915 although he did not leave the pit until 18th April 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service
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