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
Lived Bosham, Chichester
Son of George John and Kate Harvey of 10, Myrtle Road, Dorking
Regiment 59th Squadron. R.A.F.
Date of Death 27th March 1919
Place of Death Flanders
Cause of Death Influenza
Cemetery Marcinelle New Communal Cemetery, Belgium