Other names: Edgar
Locations in this story: Birdbush, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMere, Wiltshire
Story: Edgar Hare was born in Birdbush, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 28 Sep 1890 and baptised there at the Independent Chapel on 19 Nov 1890 the son of John Hare and Elizabeth Hare (nee Trowbridge). He lived all his early life in Birdbush, Ludwell. He had enlisted and joined the Territorial Unit of the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T/62). He served in France and Flanders from the 2 Nov 1914 and whilst there was incorporated into the regular, by then, Royal Army Service Corps on 29 Jul 1916 (Service No. T4/212704). On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His marriage to Gertrude Mary Toogood was recorded at Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Leigh Court, Sans Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Mason as well as a volunteer ARP Warden. His death was recorded in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1966. His brother, Percy Leonard Hare, also served in the conflict.