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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Thomas Hartley’s family began when William Henry Hartley and Elizabeth Handley, both of Worksop, married there in 1888. William was a bricklayer by trade and their first residence was in Abbey Street. The couple had 7 children with only 4 surviving beyond infancy. They were, Robert Clifton Hartley born 1894, William Henry Hartley 1896, Thomas Hartley 1898 and Elsie Hartley born 1905. In 1911 they were all living at a change of address in 35 Low Town Street, Worksop where the two older boys were employed as farm labourer and collier, respectively, and Thomas still at school being age 13.
08 Oct 1918
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182568 - CWGC Website
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Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Hartley was called up for service on 9 May 1917. He was 18 years 11 months old and living at 35 Low Town Street. Worksop, when attested at Retford. After 3 months training, he went to France, via Calais, on 10 Aug 1917. Soon after arriving he was posted to the 9th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters and was wounded with shrapnel to his right knee on 4 Oct 1917. He was returned to England where he spent time in Mills Road Infirmary, Liverpool and Southport Convalescence Hospital. He was granted furlough from 6/4/1918 to 15/4/1918, staying at his parents in Worksop, and returned to France going from Dover to Calais on 2 Aug 1918. He was killed in action and buried on 8th October 1918.
Thomas Hartley is buried in the Ramicourt British Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
    Thomas Hartley - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett