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George and Albert Hart

George and Albert Hart were brothers.

George Hart


Private 9181 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Died 10 May 1915 aged 27
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Longueness (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Remembered on the Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Maryís Church
George and Albert Hart are remembered on their parents' gravestone in Ash Cemetery (G205 & G219)
The inscription reads "Greater love has no man than this"

George Hart was the eldest son of James and Sarah Hart of 1 Nellerís Cottages, Frimley Road, Ash Vale. He was baptised at St Peterís Church 15 January 1888, when his fatherís occupation was given as labourer and their home as Ash Common. The census records that in 1911 he was in India with the 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment.

Soldiers Died records that he enlisted at Guildford. Georgeís medals card records that he earned the 1914 Star and went to war 27 August 1914.

George Hart was included in the memorial leaflet for the memorial service at St Peterís Church in 1915.

Albert Hart

Corporal 19834 72nd Field Coy Royal Engineers
Killed in Action 9 March 1917 aged 28
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq
Remembered on the Memorial to the Men of Ash Vale in St Maryís Church
George and Albert Hart are remembered on their parents' gravestone in Ash Cemetery (G205 & G219)
The inscription reads "Greater love has no man than this"

Albert Hart was George Hartís younger brother. He was baptised at St Maryís Church 13 March 1889. The census records that in 1911 Albert was in the Royal Engineers in barracks in Gilllingham Kent, and his occupation was given as printer. His medals card records that he was awarded the 1914 Star, qualifying date 5 November 1914. Soldiers Died records that he enlisted at Aldershot, and that he was formerly 10971 Worcestershire Regiment.

The Surrey and Hants News 22 March 1917 reported that Albert Hart had been killed in action in Mesopotamia. He was an old Ash boy whose parents lived in Frimley Road, Ash Vale. Their eldest son had been killed in the early months of the war. The census of 1901 records that both his parents were born in Ash as were George 13, Albert 12, Leonard 10 and Elsie 5.

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