Philip Joseph Assenheim also known as Hart

Family changed the surname to be less German


    • Photograph- Philip J Assenheim (Hart) Photograph- Mother's grave with memorial stone to Philip. Photograph- Memorial stone P Assenheim
    • Philip Joseph Assenheim (Hart) Born: 22nd May 1897 at 41 South Block Stoney Lane London. 1911: Gravel Lane School, 1912: Shoreham College, Sussex Philip HART [Assenheim] Rank: GUNNER Place of residence: Brighton Enlisted: Brighton Regiment, Corps etc.: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery Battalion etc.: Territorial Force. Number: 901158 Date died: 15 October 1917 How died: Died of wounds Theatre of war: France & Flanders Sometime at the beginning of the war some of the family changed their Assenheim surname, so as to have no connection to the Germans; some changed to Ashley and others to Hart (Philip's older sister Hettie had married Isaac Hart). There are a number of memorials in England to Philip one is on the roll of honour stone at Shoreham College and one by his mother's grave. Both of these are in the Assenheim name. He is also mentioned in the book "A Touch of Collins" about the show-business dynasty of Joe Collins and his daughters Joan and Jackie. Joe Collins often mentions the death of uncle Philip.




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    • 2014-04-03
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