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George Henry Hare

Biography of Private George Henry Hare (33949)
16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Also 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Died 31st July 1917

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George Henry Hare

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Dunsby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jul – Sept 1895

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
John Hare

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Wigtoft, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Horseman

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Sharpe

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1882 Spalding District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Mary Jane Hare, 1882, Pinchbeck
Elizabeth Hare, 1883, Quadring
William Sharp Hare, 1884, Dunsby
John Hare, 1887, Dunsby
Charles Hare, 1888, Dunsby
Walter Hare, 1890, Dunsby
Alice Hare, 1892, Dunsby
George Henry Hare, 1895, Dunsby
Ethel May Hare, 1896, Dunsby
Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
George is living with his parents in Dunsby.

1911 Census
George is living with his parents in Dunsby Fen. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a Farm Labourer.

Relatives in services:
George’s brother-in-law’s brother Frank Kime also fought and was killed in WW1. Frank can be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private George Henry Hare, 33949, 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 31st July 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
George’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Dunsby, plaque in All Saints Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private George Henry Hare, 33949, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 31 July 1917 Age 21.
Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel Ref: Panel 39 and 41

More information:

George Henry HareC

Menin Gatesm

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.