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Name: Jack Harvey  
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Date of Birth: 16th September 1881
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Profession: Actor
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Jack Harvey was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


He was 27 years old, and a Private in the 1/22nd (County of London) Bn., The London Regiment (The Queen's), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 2 September 1918 north of Peronne, France, when the advance of his company was held up by machine-gun fire, Private Harvey dashed forward a distance of 50 yards alone, through our barrage and in the face of heavy enemy fire and rushed a machine-gun post, shooting two of the team and bayoneting another. He then destroyed the gun and continued his way along the enemy trench. Single-handed he rushed an enemy dug-out which contained 37 Germans and compelled them to surrender. The two acts of gallantry saved the company heavy casualties and materially assisted in the success of the operation.

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He later achieved the rank of Corporal.

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