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Private L Hart


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St Marks, Mayfair, London - photograph by "YJ"

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Private Leonard HART, 241620, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, at 19 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 18th October 1917, age 37.

11th April 1880, born Kilburn, Middlesex, son of John and Maria Hart, 15 Kenilworth Court, Putney, SW15.

25th July 1880, St Luke, West Kilburn, Westminster, baptism of Leonard Hart, son of John, (butcher), and Maria Hart, 5 Market Place.

25th July 1880, St Luke, West Kilburn, Westminster, baptism of Frank Hart, born 1st November 1878, son of John, (butcher), and Maria Hart, 5 Market Place.

18th August 1908,  St Antonin, Tarn et Garonne, France, married Marie Louise Marguerite Helene Capin, of 76, Queen's Road, Bayswater, London, formerly of Villa Therese, St Antonin, Tarn et Garonne, France. Children - Paul Richard Hart, born 6th September 1909, St Antonin, Tarn et Garonne, France; Margurite Thirise Hart, born 21st February 1911, Colville Square, Bayswater; Madeline Helen Hart, born 16th November 1913, 25 Leinster Square, Bayswater, London.


1911 Census - 28 Colville Square, London, W - Leonard Hart, head, age 30, married, organist & teacher of music, own account, born Kilburn, London; Maria Louise Hart, wife, age 26, married 2 years, 2 children, both still alive, born France; Paul Richard Hart, son, age 1, born France; Margurite Thirise Hart, daughter, age 1 month, born North Kensington, London.  


Enlisted  Paddington, Middlesex, age 35, height 6ft 0⅝ inch, weight 145lbs, upper & lower dentures.  Resided 9 Warwick Avenue, Paddington, Middlesex. Formerly Organist and Choirmaster, St. Mark's, North Audley Street., London. F.R.C.O., A.R.A.M.,  

Home, 10th December 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF, 12th September 1917 to 18th October 1917

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 31st August 1916, mobilized; 5th September 1916, posted 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.4942.; 22nd February 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Etaples, Infantry Base Depot, posted to 3/4th Battalion; 16th September 1917, posted to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd September 1917, joined Battalion In the Field; 14th October 1917, wounded in action ; 18th October 1917, died of wounds.

20th November 1917, Probate, Leonard Hart, of 9 Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale, Middlesex. Lance Corporal Royal West Kent Regiment, died 18th October 1917 in France. Probate London 20th November to Edward James Marshall, manager. Effects £685.

29th April 1918, Pension awarded of 26/3 a week to widow and three children.

6th June 1918, personal effects to Executor, Edward James Marshall, 37 Rectory Road, Barnes, SW13.

23rd January 1920, Statement of Relatives, (completed by Executor) - Widow, Marie Louise Marguerite Helene Hart, 76, Queen's Road, London, W2; Children - Paul Richard Hart, born 6th September 1909, 76, Queen's Road, London, W2; Margurite Thirise Hart, born 21st February 1911, 76, Queen's Road, London, W2; Madeline Helen Hart, born 16th November 1913, 76, Queen's Road, London, W2; Mother, Maria Hart, 15 Kenilworth Court, Putney, SW15; Brothers - Edward Hart, age 46, 35 Park Avenue, Willesden Green; Frank Hart, age 40, Blackhouse ????, Lewes, Sussex; Sisters - May Townsend, age 47, 120 Harvist? Road, Kilburn; Jessie Hemmell, age 35, 15 Kenilworth Court, Putney, SW15.

12th July 1920, Memorial Scroll to Mrs M L Hart, 76, Queen's Road, Bayswater, London

Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, V. C. 24., Etrun, France. Commemorated at St Mark's, Mayfair, London.


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