No. 5423 Class of 1915. With this battery in position, participating in St. Mihiel offensive, September 12, 1918 on which day he was instantly killed by a hostile shell while making a reconnaissance of territory from which the enemy had been driven. Aged 28 years DSC
Harry Aloysius Harvey was born in McComb, Mississippi, Janu ary 9, 1890. He was appointed a cadet to the United States Military Academy from the 7th Mississippi District in 1911, and graduated June 12, 1915. Appointed a Second Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, promoted First Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, July, 1916; transferred to the 24th Cavalry in June, 1917.
He afterwards transferred to the 18th Field Artillery, receiving his Captaincy in May, 1917.
Captain Harvey went to France with his regiment, arriving at St. Nazaire, May 12, 1918, in command of Battery A, 18th Field Artillery. He was appointed Major in the National Army July 4th, 1918, retaining command of his battery with which he went in position in support of the 3rd Division in the battle of the Marne. He participated in the Champagne-Marne defensive, July 15-16, and the Aisne-Marne offensive, July 18th, on taking successive positions north and east near Mont St. Pere, Jaulgonne and Charmel where the 3rd Division was withdrawn.
On August 3, 1918, Major Harvey was transferred to the 103rd Field Artillery, and assigned to the second battery. With this battery he went into position September llth, participating in St. Mihiel offensive, September 12th, on which day he was instantly killed by a hostile shell while making a reconnaissance of territory from which the enemy had been driven.
Major Harvey married Miss Ethel Canavan, at San Antonio, Texas, November 5, 1916, who survives him with a little son, Harry Canavan Harvey.
From his cadet days he endeared himself to all his associates in the military service by his genial good humor and pleasing personality. No one could know him without liking and respecting him. He had the courage of his convictions and many was the friendly argument he used to indulge in. By his untimely death the service lost one of its most promising officers, his associates a true friend, and his family a loving husband and father.