George Harvest (1865 - 1918)
Spice merchant; Rifles officer in WW1. Born in Islington, one of nine children of Daniel Harvest, a spice merchant. After boarding school at Highgate School became a spice/ colonial produce merchant. Married about 1898. Lived at Hampstead Hill Gardens, but also had house in Hove, Sussex. Joined 2nd London Regiment as territorial volunteer; served in France from Jan 1917. Became Major, 5th Battalion (London Rifles),; unit disbanded Jan 1918 because of heavy losses. Died of wounds at Steyning, Sussex, leaving wife and two children (ages 11, 17),.
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