Rifleman Harvey Hurlstone Haysom

Date of Birth c. 1895
Age at Death 20
Date of Death 25 September 1915
Service Number 2819
Military Service 6 Battalion City of London Regiment
Merton Address
Local Memorial St. Luke's Church, Wimbledon

Additional Information

According to the 1911 Census, Harvey lived his parents Arthur and Elizabeth Haysom at 98 Taybridge Rd Battersea and had a brother named Lawrence (13) and a sister named Marjorie (9). Harvey was 16 in 1911, giving him a DOB of circa 1895. His occupation at the time of the census was Junior Clerk.

Harvey was a Rifleman in the 6th Bn City of London Regiment. On 25th September 1915 his Regiment was at Les Brebis, a small hamlet near Mazingarb in the Pas de Calais in Northern France. Harvey is not mentioned by name in the War Diaries for 25 September 1915, but the entry for that date includes the names of the officers killed on that day but only adds that “ the dead numbered about one hundred as far as can be ascertained”.

There is some confusion over the name: On Ancestry his record can be found as” Hamey” Hayson because the entry on the WW1 British Army Medal Index is hand written and looks like Hamey. There is also a reference to a correction to “Haysom” as the surname on the same record.


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