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RN. & RNZN MBE group HMS Leander WW2
Alfred James Harvey,
Order of the British Empire Members Badge (Military), 1914-15 Star, (J. 4373. A.J. HARVEY. L.S. R.N.), British War Medal, Victory Medal, (GNR. A.J. HARVEY. R.N.), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, N.S.R.A. silver medal, (1st AGGREGATE. A.J. HARVEY 1929.), HMS Excellent silver Shooting Medal and similar in Bronze both un-named, Warspite Medal (116 ALFRED J. HARVEY. 1908), Royal Horticultural Society Medal, (AWARDED BY OWSLEBURY & MORESTEAD HORT. SOC. TO A.J. HARVEY. 1956).
Born 1893 in Edmonton.
1908 receives Warspite Medallion.
1909 joins the Royal Navy.
1911 Ordinary Seaman on Exmouth.
1912 Able Seaman on Excellent.
1913 rated as Seaman Gunner, Audacious.
1914 possibly on Audacious when she was blown up 27.8.1914 first casualty of the war. Returns to Victory 28.8.1914 to Queen Elizabeth.
1915 to the Dardanelles. Posted to Lord Nelson, Gallipoli bombardment. Then to Ark Royal. Latterly on Triad.
1917 to Excellent promoted to Petty Officer.
1918 rated G.M.
1919 serving in P-Boats on P-27.
1928 on loan to Canadian Navy promoted Commissioned Gunner.
1937 to HMNZS Leander. He was on loan to the New Zealand Division for three years.
1940 M.B.E gazetted. Still serving on the Leander, appointed Lieutenant.
1941 reverts back to the Royal Navy.
1942 to Lochinvar.
1943 placed on Retired List but still serving.
1945 discharged Hopetown and reverts to retired list.
1977 dies Fremington, Devon.
Leander saw some heavy fighting during WW2.