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Chief Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, who served during the Russian Intervention in H.M.S. Glory

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Chief Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, who served during the Russian Intervention in H.M.S. Glory

British War and Victory Medals, M. 28347 J. H. [sic] Harvey. 3 Wr. R.N.; Defence Media; 1939-45 War Medal; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, coinage head, M. 28347 J. J. Harvey. C.P.O. Wr; H.M.S. Resource.

John James Harvey was born at Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland in June 1897 and enlisted into the Royal Navy as a Writer Third Class in November 1917. Between July 1918 and September 1919 he saw operational service in Russia aboard the pre-dreadnought battleship H.M.S. Glory.

He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in December 1932 whilst serving with the fleet repair ship H.M.S. Resource, having attained the rate of Chief Petty Officer Writer. During the Second World War he was stationed at the shore establishments, H.M.S. Pyramus, Victory II, Excellent and Eaglet.

He was invalided out of the navy, permanently unfit for naval service in February 1945, only to re-join with H.M.S President in October 1947 as a Chief Petty Officer Recruiter. After a spell in Royal Naval Hospital Chatham, he was invalided out the service once more in February 1952.

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