Major Frederick Hart MC, Welch

His Officer file has him as both "Frederick" and "Reginald Frederick" I think he joined up underage as Reginald Hart

1891 Feb 6. I cannot get his birth as "Hart" in Barnstaple in 1889. The RIC have it on that day in 1889, he enlisted as Hart giving year as 1888, and wife put him at 15.5 years when he enlisted (ie 1892). There is a registered birth for Reginald Hart in Barstaple in Jan/Mar in 1891

1891 census in The Barnstaple Union Workhouse as a pauper with his single mother Sarah Hart. He is aged 2 months

1894 Feb 19 Enters school in Ilfracombe, Devon. His dob is 6 Feb 1891, His parent is Mary Hart of Quayfield Rd, Barnstaple

1895 Jul 2. He leaves this school to go to Swansea

1901 census in Swansea. Note hios mothr is Slee on his enlistment form

1907 Aug 1. Enlisted. Claiming to be born 6 Feb 1888. His wife put his age then as being born 1892

1911 census . Command Communication Company, Polygon Camp, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt, Private 1st Bn Welch Regiment . Gives born Barnstaple

1914 Aug 27 Landed in France

1916 Apr 9. Commissioned - Welsh Reg. Co. Serjt.-Maj. Frederick Hart.

1916 May 31 A Miss Gertrude Cooke wants to know about him

1917 Feb 1. Married Elizabeth Jane Gould Pedler (1890–1942)

1917 Dec 29 MC gazetted. 2nd Lt. (A /Capt.) Frederick Hart, Welsh R

1918 May 18. Welch Regt. The undermentioned Lts. relinquish the actg. rank of Capt.: — F. Hart, M.C., on ceasing to be empld. as Adjt.

1919 May 28. Welch Reg.—Lt. F. Hart, M.C., relinquishes the actg. rank of Maj.

1919 Jul 19. Greek Military Cross gazetted. Lieutenant (acting Major) Frederick Hart, M.C., Welsh Regiment.

1920 Apr 7. Welch R. — Lt. F. Hart, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity, and is granted the rank of Maj .

1921 Jun 23 Joined ADRIC with service no 2079. Posted to Depot Coy

Collins Papers

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1935 Apr 5. Died in Barnsley - All in same officer file in TNA covers both "Frederick" and "Reginald Frederick"


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