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Place of Birth: Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire
Service No: 38110
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
James Hartley was the son of Seth and Jane Hartley, née Sutcliffe. Both parents were born at Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
1881 Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire Census: 2, Moscow Mill Street - James Hartley, aged 3 months, born Oswaldtwistle, son of Seth and Jane Hartley.
1891 Darwen, Lancashire Census: 19, Grimshaw Street - James Hartley, aged 10 years, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, son of Seth and Jane Hartley.
1901 Darwen, Lancashire Census: 21, Pilkington Street - James Hartley, aged 20 years, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, son of Seth and Jane Hartley.
James was married to Jane Kitcher in 1901.
1911 Darwen, Lancashire Census: 21, Pilkington Street - James Hartley, aged 30 years, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, husband of Jane Hartley.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Hartley, 38110, West Yorkshire Regiment.
The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Bradford) was the 1st Bradford Pals.
James is commemorated on the Darwen Roll of Honour WW1 (to view, see: cottontown.org).
A short biography of James is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HARTLEY, James, aged 36 years, West Yorkshire Regiment, 19, Arthur Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action, Feb. 27, 1917.
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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