Eversden, Harvey Cecil

Eversden, Harvey Cecil



Military History:


Royal Field Artillery

Lance Bombardier

Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


(Harvey) Cecil enlisted on 8th January 1916. He served as a gunner with the 100th Brigade Royal Field Artillery and was promoted to Lance Bombardier by the end of the War. He saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders.

Cecil survived the War and returned to Ashwell.  He died in Ashwell in 1968.

Cecil was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                1895

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      Last quarter 1921


Cecil was the fifth son of Julius James Eversden and Emma (nee Harradine) Eversden, born in Ashwell in 1895.  He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Before enlisting in the army he was a bottle washer at a brewery in Ashwell.

Cecil married Florence Mabel Allcock in 1921.  They had four children all born in Ashwell: Cicely E born in the 2nd quarter of 1922, Edward Vivian born 30 October 1923, Gerald Keith born 17 October 1926 and Queenie Margaret born 1 September 1931.

Cecil died in Ashwell in 1968.

Cecil’s brothers Percy and Harry survived the War but William and Julius were killed in action.



Name:Harvey Cecil Eversden
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:1968
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Lance Bombardier
Regiment:Royal Field Artillery
Battalion:100th Brigade
Regimental Number:121980
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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