Mr Herbert Gifford Harvey
Born in Belfast on February 3rd, 1878, being the son of the late Mr. J. Thompson Harvey, of Messrs. Lawther and Harvey, ship owners, Belfast. He was educated at the Belfast Royal Academy and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, and his apprenticeship was served in the locomotive works of the old Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, (now a branch of the Midland Railway). At the call for volunteers during the South African War in 1899 he was one of the first to join the 46th Company Imperial Yeomanry, with whom he was in the Lindley disaster* and afterwards being attached to one of the regular regiments, he was in several engagements, gaining the Queen's Medal with three clasps and King's medal with one clasp.
On his return from South Africa he spent some time with the shore staff of Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Ltd., and then joined Messrs. Lawther, Latta & Co., managing owners for the Nitrate Producers Steamship Co., Ltd., serving with this company for eighteen months, and leaving their vessel the Juanita North to join the White Star Line.
He was appointed assistant third engineer of the White Star Line Teutonic in 1907, becoming later assistant second engineer. In the Olympic he was assistant third engineer, being later transferred to the Titanic as junior assistant second. He held a first class certificate. Mr. Harvey was a Freemason and engaged to be married.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Herbert Gifford Harvey
Born: Sunday 3rd February 1878
Age: 34 years (Male)
Marital Status: Single.
Last Residence: at 49 Obelisk Road Woolston Hampshire England
Occupation: Junior Assistant 2nd. Engineer
Last Ship: Olympic
First Embarked: Belfast
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered