William Hart was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, on 24th August 1889, son of William Hart, a Paper Mill Worker and Emily Hart (nee Morris). One of 11 Children three of which died in childhood.
Baptised on 20th September 1889, at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey, Herts.
1891 Census records William aged 1, living with his parents, sisters Emily 14, Minnie 3, brothers Arthur 12, Charles 8, and James 5, at Hamper Hills, Eastbury Road, Watford, Herts.
1901 Census records him aged 11, living with his parents, brothers James 15, Frederick 9, sisters Minnie 13 and Alice 5, at Hamper Mill Cottages, Watford, Herts.
By 1911 now aged 21 William was working as a Carman (Driver of a horse draw vehicle) and lodging with Mr & Mrs Pollard, at 5 Shaftesbury Road, Watford, Herts.
William married Elizabeth Emily Wheeler the daughter of Alfred Wheeler and Annie Wheeler (nee Hunt), in Croxley Green, Herts, in October 1913. They had two children Thora Irene Hart and Sylvia Rose Hart.