Biography of Private John Albert Hare (242242)
1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Formerly 242242 2nd/6th West Yorkshire Regiment 
5847 2nd/6th West Yorkshire Regiment 
Died 27th April 1918


  • Name: John Albert Hare
    Date of birth: 1879
    Place of Birth: Ketton, Rutland, England
    Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1879
    Place of Birth Registration: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Henry Hare
  • DOB: 1843
  • Place of Birth: Edith Weston, Rutland, England
  • Occupation: Stone quarryman

  • Name: Martha Freeman
  • DOB: 1841
  • Place Of Birth: Ketton, Rutland, England
  • Marriage: 1871 Stamford District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Charles Hare, 1872, Ketton
  • Alice Hare, 1873, Ketton
  • Eliza Ann Hare, 1875, Ketton
  • John Albert Hare, 1879, Ketton
  • Myrtle Mary Hare, 1884, Ketton


  • 1881: John is living with his parents in Church Lane, Ketton, Rutland.
  • 1891: John is living with his parents in Chapel Lane, Ketton, Rutland.
  • 1901: John is living with his parents in Aldgate, Ketton, Rutland. The census gives him an age of 21 and he is listed as a general farm labourer.
  • 1911: John is living with a Fanny Sharp in Ketton, Rutland. The census gives him an age of 30 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • Name: Ethel Ann Elliott
  • Date of birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Date of Marriage: 1918
  • Place of Marriage: Stamford District


  • Joan M Hare, 1918, Bourne, Lincolnshire
Wife’s parents

  • Father: John Elliott
  • Mother: Alice Gertrude Pick
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John Albert Hare, 242242, 1st/6th Bn, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment was killed in action on 27th April 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Widow Ethel Ann

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private John Albert Hare, 242242, 1st/6th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) who died on 27 April 1918 Age 39
  • Husband of Ethel Ann Hare, of 22, Willoughby Rd., Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Tyne Cot Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Stamford


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission