HART, GEORGE HENRY 18500 Private 1st Battalion 11th Brigade 4th Division
THE EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
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
TALANA FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM
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