This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Fleming Hart
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/2565
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 17.02.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 168 King Street, Broughty Ferry.
- Occupation: Railway Porter, Monifieth Railway Station
Margaret Hart, 168 King St, Broughty Ferry
More about John Fleming Hart
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
BROUGHTY FERRY ABLE SEAMAN KILLED IN ACTION
Mrs Hart, King Street, Broughty Ferry, has received information that her son, Able Seaman John F. Hart, Royal Naval Division, has been killed in action.
Able Seaman Hart was employed as a porter Monifieth Railway Station prior to enlisting in the R.N.D., over two years ago.
Hart, who has been on active service for 21 months, had been with the Royal Naval Division at the Dardanelles, Salonika, Egypt, and on the western front.
Dundee Courier March 3rd 1917
MONIFIETH RAILWAYMAN KILLED IN ACTION.
Another Monifieth railwayman has made the supreme sacrifice for King and Country on the battlefield. Information reached Monifieth this morning that Able Seaman John F. Hart Royal Naval Division, had been killed in action at the front on Saturday, 17th February. The sad intelligence was conveyed to his mother last night in a letter from the Admiralty, Able Seaman Hart was employed as a porter at Monifieth Railway Station, and joined the R.N.D. over two years ago, and with the Howe Battalion has spent much service on the various fronts of our far-flung battle-line. With the Royal Naval Division, he was at the Dardanelles, and from there he was transferred to Salonika, thence to Egypt.
Almost a year ago saw his division upon the western front, where he was wounded in both eyes when bombing some German dugouts last autumn. He was home on leave, and visited his many friends in Monifieth at the beginning of this year, after a continuous period of active service of 21 months, and had been back in the firing line only a few weeks when he fell. Mr Hart, who resides at King Street, Broughty Ferry, has another son serving in the navy.
Dundee Evening Telegraph March 2nd 1917
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