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  • Memorial plaque commemorating Charles Crowther Hart in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26882).
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
17 Jun 1890
Nottingham
Charles Crowther Hart was born on 17th June 1890 at Nottingham and was the son of the Reverend Frederick Hart BA and Mrs Agnes Hart née Briggs of the Rectory, Kimberley, Nottingham. His father Frederick was born in 1853 at Meldon Essex and his mother Agnes Briggs was born in 1856 at London, they were married on 5th April 1875 at St Giles Church, Camberwell, they went onto have 9 children, sadly one died infancy their surviving children were , Agnes b1877, Mabel Eleanor b1880, Edith b1884, Frederick b1885, Daisy 1886, Faith b1887, Phillip b1889, Charles Crowther b1891 and Gladys b1897.
He attended the Nottingham High School from 18th September 1906 until July 1907
14 Nov 1917
27
898341 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
3rd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Second Lieutenant Charles Crowther Hart enlisted as a Private soldier in September 1914 and served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was gazetted to Second Lieutenant in the West Riding Regiment in June 1915, He was attached to 3/3rd King's African Rifles and served in the East Africa Campaign from July 1917 and was killed in action on 14th November 1917. He is buried in Dar es Salaam War Cemetery (grave ref 6/H/18); formerly buried in Mtama Cemetery.
His older brother, Frederick Gordon Hart, served with 12th Bn Sherwood Foresters. The family memorial is on the south wall of the nave in Holy Trinity (WMA 26882). Inscription: 'Sacred to the memory of Charles Crowther Hart, Lieut Duke of Wellington's Regt (attached 2nd Kings African Rifles) who was killed in action on November 16th 1917 and was buried at Mwiti, East Africa. I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord.'
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  • Memorial plaque commemorating Charles Crowther Hart in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26882).
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Charles Crowther Hart - Memorial plaque commemorating Charles Crowther Hart in Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley (WMA 26882). Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings