Harvard, Lionel de Jersey

3 June 1893 - 30 March 1918

War Service:
Captain LIONEL de JERSEY HARVARD of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards he was involved in heavy fighting at Ypres and on the Somme and was severely wounded at Les Boeufs in September 1916. He died on 30 March 1918.

He is buried in Boisleux - au - Mont Communal Cemetery near Arras.

Location of Memorial:
He was remembered on the memorial at Malvern House School, Lewisham Park, which was destroyed in an air raid during the Second World War. He is also commemorated on the Wesleyan Church Memorial at Sydenham and on the family grave in Brockley Cemetery.

He was born in Lewisham 3 June 1893. He was the son of Thomas Mawson Harvard, "Woodfield," New Malden, Surrey. He attended St Olave’s Grammar School between 1904 and 1910. According to the Times’ report of his death he spent four years at Harvard (founded by his ancestor three centuries before) and took an Arts degree. On returning to England he joined the Inns of Court OTC and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards a year later.

He left a widow and a young son. His brother Kenneth also served with the Grenadier Guards and was killed on 1 August 1917.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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