Born: 1888, Colne Engaine, Essex.

Baptised: 30th September 1888 – parents: Stephen & Elizabeth Hart.

Died: 11th November 1918; age 29; Died of Wounds – at 47th Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: Shelley Hall, Suffolk.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Staff Sergeant; Service Number: 28770

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 9th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Vadencourt British Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr S. Hart, of 27, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich.




1891   3, Brook Street, Colne Engaine, Essex.


David was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Stephen Hart, 30, a farmer – own account, born Colne Engaine, Essex.

Elizabeth Hart (nee Deal), 33, a laundress – own account, born Sible Hedingham, Essex.

Henry William Hart, 9, born Colne Engaine.

Isabella Ellen Hart, 7, born Colne Engaine.

Sidney Hart, 5, born Colne Engaine.


1901   Mill Brooke, Colne Engaine, Essex.


David was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Stephen, 40, a Farmer & Miller – employer – at home.

Elizabeth, 43.

Henry, 19, a Farmer’s Son.

Isabella, 17.

Sidney, 14.

Bertram Charles Stephen Hart, 4, born Colne Engaine.


1911   Fort Fareham, Hampshire.


David was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner in the 108th Heavy Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery.


Soldiers’ Effects to Stephen Hart – father.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 9th Siege Battery:


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