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Alsager Cenus 1911

North of Watford Gap
I'm trying to find if there was family with the surname of HART living in the above town on this census. There could be a son Thomas. This is to do with identifying the names on the Town War Memorial and so far people have drawn a blank as to if the person concerned actually came from the town. I've checked CWGC and no town is given on their site. Many thanks. Brian
I've had a look for you and there does not appear to be anyone with the surname Hart in Alsager in 1911. I even tried Harte to no avail.


Hi Brian
I have had the same problem, with our local war memorial I have had to search all of Lancashire for the given name, as people moved around for work, and if I find a good match then check all the family of that name, to see if any of the younger children where born in the area you are looking for.
They may have been born 1902-1910 and missed the census.
And relatives who maybe still in the area, may have put their name forward.

I'm very grateful for the support, these are the details I've taken from the CWGC website:-

Private Peter Hart, 14325789 7th Battalion Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry who died on 27 September 1944 aged 20. Son of Thomas and Ivy Sarah Ellen Hart.
There are only four persons listed on CWGC with the surname Hart and Initial P, of which this is the only without the area the parents lived.

One of the major stumbling blocks is the fact that many records were destroyed during the Blitz in WWII and this has affected the research for WWI names.

Diolch yn fawr.

I thought it would be easy finding Peter's birth and marriage of his parents to get the RD for both events. :rolleyes: Not found them yet.

Oh. Tom. :)
Births Jun 1896

Hart Tom Leicester 7a 326


1911 England Census

Tom Hart

Age in 1911:

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1897

Civil Parish:

Street address:
114 Bosworth St Leicester

Dentist Apprentist

Registration district:

ED, institution, or vessel:


Tom Hart 56
Emma Hart 56
John Henry Hart 34
Emma Hart 23
Florrie Hart 17
Tom Hart 14
You beat me to it Dave. Here is Ivy's birth

Bottrill Ivy Sarah E Jun 1901 Auckland vol 10a p237

However I can't see her in 1911

Thanks folks, based on your information, it looks as if this Peter Hart may not be relevant to the local War Memorial, however, as I know from my own War Memorial back home in the Rhondda, some names were omitted for a variety of reasons and it has taken such research for these to be corrected, usually after a lot of campaigning with local authorities. Much appreciated. Brian.
Apologies, my brain not quite in gear these days. Is Peter Hart using his mother's maiden name as a middle name? However, as it looks very likely his parents fit the details on WGC, would I be right in assuming that there is a possibility the family moved to Alsager which was (and still is) the town where there was an ammunition factory during WWII, and therefore could be on electoral rolls? It's not beyond imagination that his father came to the town for work- or is mother.
Many thanks folks, much appreciated.