The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lieutenant C H Hartmann


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Lieutenant Carl Herbert HARTMANN,  5th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, 2nd July 1918, age 31.

15th April 1887, born at Blackheath, son of Augustus & Jessie Edith Hartmann, of 14, Kensington Square, London. 

Charterhouse 1901 to 1904.


1911 Census - Netherfield House, Weybridge, Surrey - Augustus Hartmann, head, age 53, married, retired chemical manufacturer, born Germany, naturalised British subject; Jessie Edith Hartmann, wife, age 49, married 27 years, 2 children, both still still alive, born London; Carl Herbert Hartmann, son, age 23, single, architect, employer, born Blackheath, Kent; Annie Elizabeth Chadbourne, servant, age 34, single, servant domestic, Bateford, Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire; Henrietta Parsons, servant, age 30, single, cook, born Gillingham, Dorset; Lydia Cheesman, servant, age 43, single, parlour maid, born Albury, Surrey; Elizabeth Lawrence, servant, age 34, single, house maid, born Manningtree, Essex; Violet Blake, servant, age 18, single, house maid, born Manchester, Lancashire; Arthur Bellingham, visitor, age 51, single, retired distiller, born London; Maria Elizabeth Bellingham, visitor, age 49, single, born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Private 28th London Regiment, Service No.1896

25th June 1918, posted BEF.

18th September 1919, Probate - Carl Herbert Hartmann, 14, Kensington Square, Middlesex. Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment, died 2nd July 1918 in France. Administration London 18th September to Frederick Carl Augustus Hartman gentleman of no occupation, Effects £2512 9s 4d.

Buried at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, II. F. 3., Albert, France. Commemorated at Charterhouse School, Godlaming, Surrey.


"Lt. Hartmann changed his name from Carl to Charles in 1914. His father emigrated to England in 1870s from Bremen. Very successful merchant and ship owner. Carl was educated at Banstead and Charterhouse, qualifying as an architect. They had a holiday home in Pagham Sussex and three beautiful windows by Edwad Fellowes Prynne are to be found in St. Thomas a'Becket Church Pagham. He joined the Artists Rifles and transferred to the Royal West Kents. He arrived in France on 25th June 1918 and died on 2nd July." 


London Gazette 9th September 1915.

Private Carl Herbert Hartmann, from a Provisional Battalion, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 24th August, 1915.

London Gazette 30th November 1917.

Royal West Kent Regiment - The under mentioned 2nd Lieutenants to be Lieutenants -  1st July 1917 : C. H. Hartmann.


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