Corporal William Hart

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Oct 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Caddington Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

St Sever Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th October 1918
Cpl William Hart

Cpl William Hart, 17369, 6th Battalion Northants Regiment, died in hospital at Rouen in France on October 1st, 1918, after sustaining a wound in the left arm in action on September 22nd. He was aged 34.

William had joined the Army in October 1914. After serving in France for some time he was invalided home and sent to a London hospital, where he remained for a year, From there he was sent to Summerdown Camp, Eastbourne, to convalesce.

He had been back in France eleven weeks when he received the wound that proved fatal. Just before he died his left arm was amputated to the elbow, but with his right hand he managed to scrawl the words, 'My love to all. Keep smiling.'

Born in Tottenham, London, in 1884, he was a son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hart, who at the time of his death were living at Woodside, near Luton. In 1915 he married Elizabeth Hill and lived at Caddington Green.

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Cpl William Hart

Author: Deejaya

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