Arthur Hart

Name

Arthur Hart

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
52

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Civilian
NA

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1863 in Walkern, Hertfordshire son of Benjamin and Hannah (Draper) Hart. He married Elizabeth Frances Waldock on 18 Mar 1889 in Southwark, London and they lived in Wellington, Bengeo in 1891 and in 66 Port Vale, Hertford in 1901. He was a miller and had nine children.

Wartime Service

Killed by a Zeppelin raid. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox