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  • Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in  the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918 in Worksop Library
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Harry Bartle was born in Worksop in 1894. He was the first born to George William (a rope maker) and Caroline Betsy Bartle, nee Holland. In 1901 the family were living at 31 Cheapside, Worksop and had expanded by 4 more children. Ten years later another 3 children were born making a total of 8, all of whom were living at home, which was now at 26 Alfred Street. George was still making ropes, Harry was now a butcher’s assistant and George, the second born, was an errand boy. A few years later, after Harry had enlisted, on the 10th May 1916, Harry married Margaret Ann French and after his death, she was awarded a widow’s pension of 15/- per week commencing the 14th April 1919.
24 Sep 1918
1739901 - CWGC Website
204799
Corporal
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry went to Retford and was attested on the 2nd Nov 1914 as number 2130 Pte in the Sherwood Rangers. A year later on the 27th Dec 1915 he was promoted to Corporal. On the 19th Dec 1917 he was transferred to the Sherwood Foresters and the following day, sent to France, where he met his death, 9 months later. He had served 3 years 327 days. Corpl Harry Bartle Worksop Guardian 11 October 1918 It is with regret that we record the death in action in France on Sept 24th, of another well known Worksop man in Corpl Harry Bartle, S.F. Corpl Bartle joined the Sherwood Rangers in November 1914, shortly after the outbreak of war, and after training at Retford, Brentwood and Bishops Stortford, he was for a considerable time a machine gun instructor. He was sent to France in December last, having been transferred from the Rangers to the Sherwood Foresters and spent the usual draft leave at home, early in October. He had therefore been in France about nine months, and during this time had seen considerable fighting. Corpl Bartle had been recommended for a commission and was coming to England to train for same, but owing to the present severe fighting, was prevented from doing so. He was a fine soldierly young man, standing six feet in height and previous to joining the Forces was for six years an assistant with Messrs Winks and Son, butchers, Market Place, by whom he was held in high regard and his urbanity of manner made him many friends in the town. He was a regular attendant at the Priory Church and a member of the Priory Bible Class. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Bartle, Cemetery Road, Worksp, ropemaker and a member of an old Worksop family. He would have completed his 24th year had he lived till Oct 3rd. Two years last May me married at Brentwood, Essex to Miss M French, of Market Place, Worksop and we are sure she will have the sympathy of all in her great bereavement and also his parents in the loss of their gallant son. It may be some consolation to them to know that he had given his life for his country and freedom. Another son, Pte George Bartle, Gordon Highlanders, has been a prisoner of war in Germany.
Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in  the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918 in Worksop Library
    Harry Bartle - Photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918 in Worksop Library