Arthur Lionel Hare

Surname: Hare
Other names: Arthur Lionel
Other people in this story:
Thomas Hare
Elizabeth Hare (nee Hudson)
Elizabeth Martha Brickell
Locations in this story:
Wellingore, Lincolnshire
Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire
Wimbledon, Surrey
Merton, Surrey

Arthur Lionel Hare was born in Wellingore, Lincolnshire, on 8 Nov 1883 and was baptised there on 3 Feb 1884 the son of Thomas Hare, a Gardener, and Elizabeth Hare (nee Hudson).  He lived his early life in Wellingore until by 1901 the family had moved to Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  By 1911 he had moved to Wimbledon, Surrey, where he was boarding and working as an Ironmongers Assistant.   He married Elizabeth Martha Brickell in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 11 Sep 1915.  He had enlisted on 18 Oct 1916 and joined the 'A' Battery of No. 7 Reserve Brigade of the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 176516).  He appears to have served in the UK only on various Anti Aircraft Companies eventually becoming a Corporal.  His final unit was No. 26 AA Company and he was discharged on 3 Mar 1919.  No medal record can be found but he would have been entitled to at least the British War Medal.  He was then living at 70 Palmerstone Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, where his wife died during 1932.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 52 Whatley Avenue, Merton, Surrey, a Widower working as a Jobbing Gardener.  His death was recorded in Merton during 1975 where he was buried on 24 Sep 1975.


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