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Jack William Harvey 1921 – 2004







Jack  was born in Rose Cottages, Alexander Road, Chilton, the second son of Maud and Maurice Harvey on 23rd September 1921. He was one of those rare people who was still living in the same house when he died.

Jack attended North Street School in Sudbury and then went to work in Cornard Knitting Mills. When war broke out he was deemed unfit to sign up because of a childhood injury to his arm. But he was eventually allowed to join the navy where he was put onto minesweepers. He spent some time in Australia which he hated. When the war was over he went back to the knitting mills in Cornard.

Also working there was Eileen Stock (nee Messent), a war widow. Jack and Eileen were married at Bulmer church on 23 Dec 1950 and went to live at Chilton. They had one daughter.  Jack later worked at the North Street branch of Woolworths in Sudbury and when he retired he still did cleaning jobs, the main one being the Angel Public House in Sudbury.

Jack died at West Suffolk hospital of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on 11th January 2004 and was buried at Bulmer. Jack and Eileen had been married for 50 years.  Eileen died later the same year.

Sharon Porter 2013