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Raphael Hart

Born:
30 Shevat 5646 (05 February 1886)
Died:
12 Tevet 5677 (06 January 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HAR7987
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
30 Shevat 5646 (05 February 1886)
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
12 Tevet 5677 (06 January 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Cause of death:
Wounds in sustained in war
Burial place:
DOIRAN MEMORIAL

Places

Addresses

Parents home:
1A Vartry Road Amhurst Park

Schools

Name:
Stepney Jewish School
Year started:
1894

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads Brigade
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Mr Aaron Hart has received letter s from the officers attached to the King's Own Royal Lancashire Regt. His son, Corporal Raphael Hart, was killed in action in Salonika. Lieut. Thomas W. Harley writes: "He was with me yesterday morning, one of a small party operating in an attack. Although he had not been with the battalion very long, yet he made a reputation as a brave soldier with us, and I know what a fine record he brought with him. I feel his loss keenly, as do all that knew him; he was greatly admired. My company commander I heard say to someone lately, 'Corporal Hart is the best soldier I have in the company.' I knew how true that remark was, for he knew no fear and inspired others with his bravery; indeed we have sustained a great loss. He rests on the borders of two countries - Greece and Serbia. May his devotion to duty and noble death comfort you in your sorrow."

The Rev. P. Gordon-Levy writes: "He died very bravely and nobly this morning in front of the enemy's position. I am sure all his company will wish me to express their sorrow as well as my own. He will always be remembered by them for his courage, his unselfishness and his cheerfulness."

Capt. W. H. Durst writes: "He was such a fine soldier and will be a great loss to us all. He was killed instantly by a bullet. At least, you will have the consolation of knowing that he died doing his duty and after he had given many proofs of courage and coolness"

Family

Siblings

Henry Hart (male)
Alfred Hart (male)
Caroline Hart (female)
Celia Hart (female)
Abraham Hart (male)
Jessie Hart (female)
Rebecca Hart (female)
Esther Hart (female)

Parents

Mother: Annie Hart (female)
Father: Aaron Hart (male)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
8719
Date discharged/death:
06 January 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Lance Corporal
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Roll of Honour

R. HART, 06 January 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date of Death:
06/01/1917
Age:
32
Regiment / service:
9th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Career Soldier
Date started:
1905
Date left:
06 January 1917
Organisation:
Royal Lancaster Regiment
Type of employment:
Motor Mechanic

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