Biography of Private George Hare (140820)
34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (infantry)
Formerly 25416 – Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 22nd July 1918


  • Name: George Hare
    Date of birth: 1897
    Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1897
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John Thomas Hare
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer on farm

  • Name: Henrietta Barnes
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1890 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Susan Hare, 1901, Morton (Died 1891 Age 0)
  • William Edward Hare, 1892, Morton
  • John Thomas Hare, 1895, Elsthorpe
  • George Hare, 1897, Bourne
  • Lucy Hare, 1900, Bourne
  • Sarah Clara Verden Hare, 1902, Edenham
  • Walter Hare, 1903, Edenham

  • 1901: George is living with his parents at North Fen, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents at North Fen, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as a works on farm.
Relatives in services

  • George’s brother John Thomas was also in WW1 in the 5th Lincolnshires but came home.

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

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 30th November 1918
  • OFFICIAL NEWS was received on Saturday morning that Pte. George Hare, son of Mr and Mrs Hare, Hereford Street, had died whilst a prisoner of war. After the official notification of his being missing, a communication was received by his parents from decreased , but no definite address was given, and this sad intelligence was only other communications received as to him. Whilst deceased was home on leave some two years ago, he was taken seriously ill and had to be removed to the V.A.D. Hospital at Bourne, where by careful attention he recovered from a very bad attack of pneumonia, and subsequently went into active service.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Hare, 140820, Infantry Bn Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 22nd July 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Henrietta

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

  • UK:
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Hare, 140820, 34th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died on 22 July 1918 Age 21
  • Son of John Thomas Hare and Henrietta Hare, of 26, Hereward St., Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Lille Southern Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.