PVT Charles Sylvester Hart

PVT Charles Sylvester Hart

Birth
Newbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 11 Nov 1918 (aged 21)
France
Burial Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 194644712 · View Source
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Son of Fred Stillman & Satira (Muzzey) Hart.

The official history of the Second Regiment of Engineers etc. shows: "Hart, Charles S., Lancaster N.H.; Med. Det.; Pvt 1st Class; Soissons St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Missing, Argonne." The Gold Star Record of Massachusetts gives even more detail: Credited to Boston MA. HART, Charles Sylvester; killed in action 11 Nov 1918 [in attack along the Meuse between Muzon and Inor]. Enlisted 26 Sep 1917, R.A. Medical Dept., Fort Ethan Allen. Transferred 20 Nov 1917 to Med. Dept. Base Hospital 66; 19 July 1918 to Medical Department 2nd Engineers, 2d Div. Overseas 18 Dec 1917. He was born 15 June 1897 at Newbury NH, son of Fred S. (deceased) and Hannah S. (Muzzey) Hart of Holyoke, 1926; brother of Clarence F., jeweler. Square at Lancaster NH named in his memory."

His great niece, Isabelle Hart, states her great-uncle is buried in the Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster NH. She has provided additional photographs of his grave both in Europe and in Lancaster NH. A cenotaph tombstone was originally placed, in the Summer Street Cemetery, engraved: HART | Charles S. Hart | June 15, 1897 - Nov 1918 | Born in Newbury NH | Died in France | Buried in American Sedan Cemetery, Letanne, Ardennes." He is then listed in the "remains of overseas dead" who were returned from Calais, France arriving in Hoboken NJ on 14 March 1921 aboard the ship Somme. He was listed as a Private First Class Charles S. Hart, service number 13079. Medical Detachment 2nd Engineers. When he was reburied in the United States, an additional stone was added engraved: "LAID AT REST HERE MAR. 21, 1921."


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  • Created by: Janice Brown
  • Added: 11 Nov 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 194644712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Charles Sylvester Hart (15 Jun 1897–11 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 194644712, citing Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .