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trying to trace my grandfather - surname HARDEN

Query by SueH1956

Have discovered he was a Lieutenant in the Army - the Machine Gun Corps - stationed in
Tralee, Ireland in 1921 when my father was born. Before that he was in Deal, Kent in
1920 where my father's brother was born (he was not in the Army then). I then find
Him in Hull where another son was born in 1922 and no longer in the Army.
There the trail goes cold until 1929 when my grandmother remarries in Walthamstow
and she is described as a widow on that marriage certificate. I haven't been able to
Find a death certificate for him for the years between the birth of his last child in
1922 and my grandmother's remarriage in 1929.

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on 2014-07-25 20:46:51

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by poorone on 2014-07-25 20:54:03

Hi,

Could you please give us your Grandfather's first name and middle name if he has
one. Do you know his parents names? All this information will help us to help
you in your search.

by SueH1956 on 2014-07-25 21:17:07

His full name is Albert Edward Harden. I have no information about his parents. My grandmother's name is Kate née Holmes and she gave birth to a daughter in 1919 in Thornton-le-Fen, Lincolnshire. She is unmarried and the father's details have been left blank but the child's name was given as Denise Harden. On the birth certificate of the next child in Deal,Kent in 1920 my grandmother's name is shown as Kate Harden formerly Holmes and my grandfather's details are shown as the father. I have been unable to find a marriage certificate for my grandparents.

by asheppard on 2014-07-27 22:57:36

Have you thought of this one, might be worth a closer look

Marriages Mar 1919
Hanson Albert E Holmes Sheffield 9c 818
Holmes Kate E Hanson Sheffield 9c 818


Did any of the records you have for Albert or his children give you an age or birthplace for him? D you have any of his service details?


I did find an Albert Edward Harden b Mar 1892 Dartford Kent, it could possibly be him.

He is on the 1901 & 1911 Census with his mother Eleanor who has remarried to Samuel Jones, his brother James Lane Harden is also with them, which was also their fathers name.

I found a marriage for James Lane Harden & Eleanor Shrubshall, Rommeny Marsh Kent 1887.

and death for James
Sept 1893 Harden, James Lane 33 Dartford

It looks like the right Albert Edward Harden, I found his military papers,

Serial No. 242796 Private
Albert Edward Harden
Born Dartford Kent
Age 23yrs 0 mths
Trade: Chemist
Address 26 Wellington Rd Dartford Kent

dated 14 August 1914
discharged 14 August 1919 unfit for duty

It looks like he was posted to several place, the pages are all very black and difficult to read, the writing has faded, but it looks like he was posted to Edinburgh Scotland at one point.

This is the record, there are more pages
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 about Albert Edward Harden
Name: Albert Edward Harden
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1891
Birth Place: Dunsford, Kent, England (reads Dartford)
Age at Enlistment: 23
Document Year: 1914
Regimental Number: 6019
Regiment Name: Buffs (East Kent) Regiment
Number of Images: 37
Form Title: Territorial Force Attestation
Other Records: Search for 'Albert Edward Harden' in other WWI collections
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
Albert Edward Harden Self (Head)

by SueH1956 on 2014-07-28 10:55:40

Thank you for that info. The Sheffield marriage you found could not be my grandparents as
My grandmother gave birth to her first child in March 1919 at Thornton-le-Fen in Lincolnshire. The birth certificate shows she was unmarried. I'm not sure the military info you found is my grandfather. He was a second lieutenant in the machine gun corps and was with the army in Tralee, Ireland when my father was born in May 1921. By June 1922 when the last child was born the family were living in Hedon Road, Hull. On the birth certificate my grandfather's occupation is described as "grocer own account". Going back to 1920, the family were living in High Street, Deal, Kent where the second child was born and on this birth certificate my grandfather's occupation is given as "of independent means".

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