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  • 12291 Private Henry Hare, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died of wounds on 30 October 1914 at a German Field Hospital, Lomme. He is commemorated on Memorial 1, New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Breaston,Derbyshire
Henry was born in 1895 in Breaston,Derbyshire and was the son of Henry and Margaret Alice Hare. In the 1911 census the family are living at Blyton House, Draycott, Derbyshire, as follows : - Henry Hare, head, 53; Margaret Alice, wife, 41; Frederick James, son 20; Henry, son, 16, Worker in Nursery Gardens, born Breaston Derby's; William Rhodes, son, 8; John Robinson, son, 6; Ronald Monteith, son, 2; Oswald Brown, son, 1; Harriett Rippia, servant, 15; In the army register of soldiers effects , he is shown as 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters and his effects as of 24/4/1915 - £4- 2s - 9d - went to his father Henry and 16/8/1919 - £5 to father Henry An enquiry was made to British Red Cross Society - " Hare H Soldat no 12291 2 me Sherwood Foresters, comp B. Dis paru officielment 15/10. Rep. British Red Cross Society, 23 Rue de la Paix, Paris. er - Mrs Hare 112 Wellington Street, Long Eaton, near Nottingham, Anglterre; The German's replied on 5 December 1914 - Totesliste 5 Dec 1914, Beerdigt zu Lomme (buried in Lomme) Hare. H. Priv Soldiers, Notte. i, Derby, Verst (died) 30.10.14 im Res, Feld Laz. (Reserve Field Hospital) 67 Lomme. Schuss (buried) 1K, Seite r hand;
30 Oct 1914
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12291
Barnstone Nottingham
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
12291 Private Henry Hare enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters (Nott's and Derby Regiment) in May 1914, as a reservist. On the outbreak of war he was called up and after initial training was sent to France and the 2nd battalion. He arrived with a group of reinforcements on 24 September 1914. The 2nd battalion had been under extreme pressure and were heavily outnumbered as they attempted to stem the German advance during the Battle of Armentieres. Captain Wilkin, 9 other officers and 484 other ranks at La Vallee found themselves completely surrounded and there was no alternative but to surrender, as many of the men were wounded and the situation was impossible. It is likely that Henry was one of these wounded men and taken to Lomme and the German Field Hospital. He succumbed to his wounds 10 days later and was buried in La Miterie German Cemetery, Lomme. After the Armistice a Memorial to the men was erected in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres.
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  • 12291 Private Henry Hare, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died of wounds on 30 October 1914 at a German Field Hospital, Lomme. He is commemorated on Memorial 1, New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Henry Hare Cemetery - 12291 Private Henry Hare, 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died of wounds on 30 October 1914 at a German Field Hospital, Lomme. He is commemorated on Memorial 1, New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse