The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H T Hart


Photograph by "GeertB"

Private Harry Thomas HART, L/10026, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds received in action, 7th Field Ambulance, Flanders France, 25th October 1914.  

1892, born Woodchurch, Kent, son of Thomas Alfred & Susan Waller (nee Humphrey) Hart, Fishponds, Chartham Hatch, Woodchurch, Kent.

1911 Census - Harlackenden, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent - Thomas Hart, head, age 43, married, waggonner on farm, worker, born Woodchurch, Kent; Susan Hart, wife, age 41, married 18 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Woodchurch, Kent; Harry Hart, son, age 18, single, labourer on farm, worker, born Woodchurch, Kent; Edward Hart, son, age 15, single, work on farm, worker, born Woodchurch, Kent; Harriett Hart, daughter, age 12, school, born Woodchurch, Kent; Ethel Hart, daughter, age 9, school, born Woodchurch, Kent.

Previously served in 5th Battalion, The Buffs, Special Reserve, Service No.967. 11th February 1911 to 11th December 1912, enlisted at Tenterden, Kent.

Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, age 20 years & 2 months, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 118lbs, hairy mole left ???? lumbar spine, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Formerly waggoners mate.

Home 12th December 1912 to 13th August 1914; BEF 15th August 1914 to 25th October 1914.

12th December 1912, enlisted; 16th December 1912, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th March 1914, Dublin, not cleaning his equipment when ordered, 5 days confined to Barracks; 15th August 1914, posted BEF.

16th July?1919?, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Thomas Alfred Hart, Fishpond, Chartham Hatch; Mother, Susan Waller Hart,  Fishpond, Chartham Hatch; Brothers - Edward Alfred Hart, age 23, Engham? Cottage, Woodchurch, Kent; Sisters - Harriet Emma Hart, 20, Fishpond, Chartham Hatch; Ethel Elizabeth Hart, age 17, Fishpond, Chartham Hatch.

18th August 1919, Miss Ethel Hart (sister), 4 Gordon Square, King Street, Maidstone, Kent.

Buried at Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, VI. F. 4., La Gorgue, France.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as L/10026; CWGC web site show it as L/10028.

External link to Woodchurch War Memorial

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