HART, Arthur Ansell

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Lindsay, Ontario
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
18 years 10 months
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        2nd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             4th Infantry Brigade
                                             18th Battalion  -  Western Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   412755
DATE OF BIRTH:            March 18, 1897
                                             Coldwell – Hertfordshire - England
DATE OF DEATH:           January 9, 1916                   18 years     10 months
CEMETERY:                     Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery – Hazebrouck –
                                             Nord – France           
                                             II     E     4
FATHER:                           Mr. William Hart – Malvern – England
BROTHER:           Mr. Henry Hart – London – England
SISTER:                              Miss Lily Hart – Malvern - England
Occupation:                        Farmer                                  Religion:     Church of England
Enlistment:                         Lindsay – March 3, 1915 into 18th Battalion
Enlistment Age:                 18 years

Arthur, at the age of 11 years of age departed Liverpool on the SS Dominion bound for Quebec City, Quebec.He arrived in Canada on May 8, 1908. He arrived in Toronto on May 31, 1908.
Arthur was a Barnardo British Home Child and upon his arrival in Montreal he travelled onto a home in Toronto. Many male children were sent to area farms where they became very cheap labour. 
We know he was sent to the farm of John Tucker who lived in Farquhar, Township of Usborne - County of Huron in Ontario. His farm was Plot 10, Concession 6
The 1911 Canadian census does not show this young person at all.
Private Hart’s military files do not show any address as to where he was residing in Ontario prior to his enlistment.
Private Hart left Canada and arrived in Liverpool on July 3, 1915. On September 10, he transferred to the           18th Battalion and he goes overseas into France and arrived in Boulogne on September 15, 1915.
On December 23, 1915, Private Hart received wounds to his left foot while in the trenches near Vierstraat and was admitted to No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance. These wounds were deemed to be self inflicted. On December 24, 1915 he was transferred to No 15 Casualty Clearing Station. That same day he then moved to a Special Hospital located at Boeschepe and it here where he died at noon on January 9, 1916.