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  • 27757 Private Frank Hartshorn 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek and was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, grave XVII.B.16. 
Cemetery visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William and Catherine Hartshorn and the brother of James, Clara and Mary Hartshorn. In 1911 they lived at 4 Sun Hill and later at 17 Bennett's Terrace (both Sneinton Nottingham). Army register of soldiers effects - 24/1/18 - £12.8s7d 2/1/20 - War Gratuity - £9 Both to sole legatee, father William Army relatives form AFW 5070 sent 2/7/19
He was a a labourer porter in 1911.
06 Aug 1917
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144584 - CWGC Website
27757
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
27757 Private Frank Hartshorn enlisted in the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Welbeck Rangers) (Notts and Derby Regiment) in June or July 1915. The battalion was raised by the Mayor and recruiting committee on 1 June 1915 and went to France on 6 March 1916. At some point Frank was posted to the 1st battalion. The battalion were engaged in the 3rd Battles of Ypres and it first battle on 31 July 1917, Battle of Pilckem. The battalion attacked through Hooge and fought successfully to the Westhoek Ridge, despite heavy counter attacks by the enemy and desperate fighting, the ridge was held. Frank was one of some 80 men killed or dying of wounds between 31 July and 6 August. Frank was moved down the medical chain to the large Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek and died there on 6 August, being buried in the adjacent cemetery.
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  • 27757 Private Frank Hartshorn 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek and was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, grave XVII.B.16. 
Cemetery visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Frank Hartshorn Cemetery - 27757 Private Frank Hartshorn 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Lijssenthoek and was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, grave XVII.B.16. Cemetery visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse