This month we remember Private Edward Hart (1592) of the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment who died 8 October 1915, age 30.
Edward was the son of William and Emily Hart and born in Cirencester in 1885. In 1901 he was an errand boy in Cirencester and in the 1911 census he is a farm labourer living in East End, Fairford with the Newport family. He enlisted in the Regiment in Cirencester.
According to the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment war diaires, th battalion came under heavy bombardment from 11 am – 4pm and the Germans then attacked in dense lines. Private Edward Hart was one of 22 killed that day. His name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.