Harte, Irvine William Bagot

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Age: 33
Date of birth: 7th January 1884

Parents: William Bagot and Mary Ann Edith Harte
Wife: Dorothy Walker

Occupation: Soldier

Irvine was born in Fulham, Middlesex on 7th January 1884. He was christened at St Andrews, Fulham on 22nd February.  His parents were William and Mary Anne Edith Harte.

In 1891, he was living with his parents and his sister Edith (8) at ‘Newstead’, Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey. His father was a solicitor and they had two servants.

Irvine received his first commission in the Indian Army on 28th January 1903.  His sister Edith died in Singapore in July 1904.

Irvine married Dorothy Walker on 17th December 1910 at St Nicholas Church in Warwick. At the time he was living at 48 Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa and she was living at Myton. Dorothy was 6 years Irvine’s senior.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Major, 10142
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, 6th Ghurkha Rifles, Indian Army
Brigade/Division: 6th Gurkha Rifles
Date of death: Thursday, June 21, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Delhi Memorial (India Gate), India
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

The London Gazette 24th February 1905

The London Gazette of 22nd May 1917 noted that Irvine’s promotion from Captain to Major was made with effect from February 1st 1917


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