The data is the editor's interpretation of documents from the The National Archives, London.

HARTGROVE Walter William, T/Warrant Officer, born in Aldershot, aged 14 years 6 months when he enlists at Scarborough on 7 Sept 1895. He is posted to the Royal Artillery service no. 11164. His active service is:

Country From To Period
Home 07/09/1895 25/08/1898 2 years 353 days
Malta 26/08/1898 24/02/1901 2 years 183 days
Home 25/02/1901 15/12/1908 7 years 5 days
India 16/12/1908 14/01/1913 4 years 30 days
Home 15/01/1913 15/11/1917 4 years 305 days
France 16/11/1917 03/10/1918 322 days
Leave to ? 04/10/1918 17/10/1918 14 days
France 18/10/1918 11/09/1919 328 days
Home 12/09/1919 03/04/1920 205 days

He is demobbed on 3 April 1920, he had served 24 years 210 days.
He marries Rhoda Baldock in Hove Sussex, 14 April 1906. She dies Dec. 3rd 1911 in Peshawar, India aged 28 years, and is buried in Henham graveyard (206).
He marries Beatrice Mary in Woolwich, Kent on 03 Oct 1913
There are five children recorded on his record the first dies 20/04/1909
Dorothy born 12/11/11 Pershawal dies 16/02/1912
Daisy Evelyn born 13/11/11 Pershawal
William George born 22/03/1916
Violet born 09/04/1914

Medals awarded were the Victory and the British.

The Henham connection:
His next of kin is Joseph Hartgrove formerly of Epping, Essex. The 1911 census shows that he is living in High Street, Henham, Essex, with his wife Maryann (from Kidderminster, Worcestershire). His occupation is shown as army pensioner Baker. His children on the 1891 census (Woolwich Arsenal) are:

Joseph Walter 13 years old born Chatham Kent enlists with the The Buffs East Kent Regiment April 1896, service no 5031

Thomas Anthony 11 years old born 10/09/1878 Aldershot, Hampshire

Walter William 9 years old born 27/09/1879 Ireland, he declares on his army papers as being born in Aldershot.

Herbert John 7 years old born 13/04/1881 Aldershot Hampshire, served with the Royal Field Artillery service no 24152 for 21 years 171 days.

Albert George 6 years old born 01/10/1884 Ireland - enlists under the name of George enlists with the A.S Corps 30th Apr 1915. He has previously served with the Duke of Cambride Own (Middlesex) Regiment for 13 years.

Sidney Arthur 2 years old born 14/12/1888 Gibralter - enlists with the Duke of Cambride Own (Middlesex) Regiment in 1915 service no. 10122. He has previously served with the Royal Field Artillery for 3 years 261 days.

Their father signed up to the army on 28 September 1870 became a sergeant on 11 Apr 1885 and served for 18 years 74 days.