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Private E H Hart


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Private Ebenezer Henry HART, G/4843, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound jaw), at 22 Combined Field Ambulance, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 31st March 1916.

Born Halling, Rochester, Kent, son of Henry Theodore &  Annie Hart, Friezeland Cottages, Halling, Kent.


1911 Census - Freezeland Cottage, Upper Halling, Rochester, Kent - Alfred George Hart, head, age 41, married, cement worker, cement works, born Upper Halling, Rochester, Kent; Edna Hart, wife, age 26, married 5 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, born Derby, Derbyshire; Dorothy Edna Walker Hart, daughter, age 7, at school, born Upper Halling, Rochester, Kent; Gladys Annie Hart, daughter, age 4, born Freezelands, Snodland, Kent; Alfred John Hart, son, age 2, born Freezelands, Snodland, Kent; Annie Hart, sister in law, age 47, widow, born Coombhill, Meopham, Kent; Eben Hart, nephew, age 16, single, employed on farm, born Upper Halling, Kent; Feodora Hart, niece, age 15, single,  born Upper Halling, Kent; Mildred Hart, niece, age 13, school.


Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 19 years & 11 months, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 122lbs.  Resided Friezeland Cottages, Halling, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home, 8th December 1914 to 21st April 1915; BEF France 22nd April 1915 to 10th May 1915; Home, 11th May 1915 to 9th December 1915; IEF 10th December 1915 to 31st March 1916.

8th December 1914, enlisted; 9th December 1914, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th May 1915, wounded, shell wound thigh; 10th August 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, posted Indian Expeditionary Force, Persian Gulf, & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th December 1915, Rayham Dockyard, H.T. Kinfauns Castle, embarked; 8th January 1916, Ashar, disembarked; 30th March 1916, wounded, gun shot wound jaw, reported dangerously ill.

25th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Annie Hart, age 57, Friezeland Cottages, Upper Halling, near Rochester, Kent; Sisters - Dora Hart, age 23, Friezeland Cottages; Mildred Hart, age 21, Friezeland Cottages.

Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq.

NOTE: see also Alfred George HART.


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