Private, Royal Marines
Charles Harvey was born in 1831 in Heigham,
Norwich. In civilian life he had been a butcher. He
had a fair complexion, was 5 feet eight inches tall,
with brown hair, brown eyes and a scar on his neck.
He was reported as having been vaccinated for
smallpox. He enlisted for service at London.
Charles serviced with the Naval Brigade of H.M.S.
Shannon during the Indian Mutiny. He was present at
the final capture of the city of Lucknow in Oude in
Northern India and was awarded the Indian Mutiny
medal with the single clasp for Lucknow. He was one
of only 56 Royal Marines of all ranks serving with the
Shannon Naval Brigade. The medal issued to Charles
Harvey is officially impressed in the correct style
and is named to Chas. C. Harvey, R.M. Shannon.
Charles Harvey died at sea on the 30th of September,