Corporal Stanley Frank Harvey

© 2015 Royston Williamson

Thank you to Mike Gibb for the following research. Thank you to the 59th Squadron archive for their research.

Stanley Frank Harvey served with the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF, signing up in January 1915.

“The 59th Squadron was part of the ‘occupation army’ of Germany at the end of the War i.e. 1919. It is the first time we have come across anyone dying during  that period. The fact he was in Flanders is unusual as the Squadron was based in Duren, Germany. There is nothing particularly unusual  of the war dead including those who died in 1919 as they were still in uniform and for many the War did not finish until the Treaty of Versailles was signed.”
59th Squadron Archive

Stanley Frank Harvey Military Record © National Archives
Stanley Frank Harvey Military Record © National Archives

Lived                         Bosham, Chichester

Son of                       George John and Kate Harvey of 10, Myrtle Road, Dorking

Regiment                     59th Squadron. R.A.F.
Number                       3184

Date of Death              27th March 1919
Place of Death             Flanders
Cause of Death           Influenza

Age                              24

Cemetery                    Marcinelle New Communal Cemetery, Belgium