HART, GEORGE HENRY 18500 Private 1st Battalion 11th Brigade 4th Division


Born Leyland Enlisted and Living Leigh Killed in Action France / Flanders 8th July 1915

Ref: ’Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 35.

Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser Sat 17th  July 1915

In a letter to relatives received on Thursday and dated July 11th, Pte John Bennett of the Loyal North Lancs., who is at the Front, states that Pte George Hart has been killed in action.

Hart was a reservist and after living in Leyland the whole of his life, left the village just before the war. A married man, he had worked at the Rubber Works in Leyland.

George Hart’s name does not appear on any Leyland war memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

George Hart is buried in the


Plot II  Row E  Grave 26.  No next-of-kin information.

The Talana Farm Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg (N369) road, 4 km north of Ieper town centre in the direction of Boezinge. (The C.W.G.C. instructions giving the route from Ieper to the cemetery are too detailed to repeat here).

Note:- From Capt. E. A. James’ ‘Records’: There was no major battle or action at the time of G. H. Hart’s death, but from his place of burial it is clear that the 1st East Lancs were in the line in the Yprés Salient.

Hart, George Henry. WE Waring 2004