Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Islington, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Holloway, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Black Watch Corner, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 114A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 01/03/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 01/03/1920

Points d'intérêt 3

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#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Joe was born around 1888 and was the son of Jospeh and Emma Hare, of Islington, Middlesex. He married Lavina Gertrude Miller and worked as a bricklayer in Finsbury Park before enlisting.

William joined up in July 1915 and served in the Middlesex Regiment, 1st Battalion, part of the 98th Brigade, of the 33rd Division. From September onward the Division participated in the Battle of Passchendaele and on 26 September 1917 it was to attack the hamlet of Polderhoek. On 24 September the 1st Middlesex moved into the frontlines between Polygon Wood to the North and the Menin Road to the South. Joe’s Company took up positions on the left flank at Black Watch Corner. While the relief was taking place the German artillery targeted the 1st Middlesex. One platoon of “B” Company took a direct hit and the Company lost one man, another ten men were wounded by the blast.

Private Joe Hare was killed in action on 24 September 1917. He was possibly the man of “B” Company, who was killed by the German shell. Joe left behind a wife and three children. He has no known grave and is remembered on panel 114 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Sources 6

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 89-90.
Sources utilisées
"The Die-hards in the Great War : a history of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1914-1919, compiled from the records of the Line, Special Reserve, Service and Territorial Battalions", Wyrall E., Uckfield, Naval and Military Press, pg. 124-125
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Middlesex Regiment, 1st Bn.
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