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Thomas Boothman CARTMAN

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Surname: CARTMAN

Forename(s): Thomas Boothman

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 13733

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1916-07-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 41.

CWGC Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L’ABBE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Boothman Cartman was the son of Ellen Ann Cartman, later Rishworth (born Skipton, Yorkshire, c. 1865), daughter of Henry Cornet Bacon and Rebecca Cartman, née Spencer. Thomas was the cousin of Private Frederick William Cartman (2763) (q.v.) and Private Charles Branston (13736) (q.v.).

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 5, Gladstone Street - Thomas B. Cartman, aged 6 years. [Thomas and his mother were living with her sister, Hannah and brother-in-law, James Branston and their family.]

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, Brook Street - Thomas Cartman, aged 16 years, born Skipton, nephew of Hannah Branston, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Cartman, 13733, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.

Thomas and his cousin Charles Branston had been raised together - see 'Craven Herald' (11 August 1916). They enlisted in the 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Both were wounded, Thomas mortally, when the Battalion took part in an attack on Contalmaison village on the 10 July 1916.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CARTMAN, Thos. B., Duke of Wellington’s, aged 22, of Skipton, son of Mrs. Rushworth, Woodside Farm, Silsden, died of wounds received in action, France, 1916.

CARTMAN, Thom. B., aged 22, West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Rishworth, Woodside Farm, [Silsden], died from wounds received in action in France July 1916.

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Private Thomas Boothman CARTMAN

Private Thomas Boothman CARTMAN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: CARTMAN

Forename(s): Thomas

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted:

Number: 13733

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 12/07/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: CARTMAN

Forename(s): T

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13733

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 12/07/1916

Additional Information:

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

Names of identified officers and other ranks on above photograph

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21 July 1916

MORE SKIPTON CASUALTIES

Private T.B. Cartman, whose parents reside in Brook Street, Skipton, has been wounded in action. Joining the forces soon after the outbreak of war, he has been at the Front eleven months and has been attached to the headquarters staff of the 10th Duke of Wellington's Regiment. He was formerly a shop assistant in the employ of Messrs. Lipton, Ltd., High Street, Skipton.

04 August 1916

CARTMAN - Died from wounds received in action in France. Private Thomas B. Cartman, 10th West Riding Regiment, formerly of Skipton, aged 22 years.

04 August 1916

PRIVATE THOMAS B. CARTMAN

Pte. Thos. B. Cartman, of the 10th West Riding Regiment, who has died from wounds received in action, was only 22 years' old, and was the son of Mrs. Rishworth, of Wood Side Farm, Silsden. He had resided in Skipton for many years prior to enlisting.

04 August 1916

SKIPTON'S PART IN THE GREAT ADVANCE - MORE LOCAL MEN KILLED AND WOUNDED

It is evident from letters recently received from local men that many soldiers from Skipton are in the thick of the continued fighting in the region of the Somme, and so doing their part valiantly in the process of 'giving the enemy no rest' which we believe is at last awakening German apprehension to the reality and power of the British offensive. Last week-end brought further sad news for four local families, to all of whom the sympathy of Skipton people will go out. News of the death of Lieut. Henry Brian Fisher was received on Friday morning, and on Saturday word came that Pte. Thos. Cartman had died from wounds received more than a week previously. Then on Sunday letters were received stating that Sergt. Fred Stork and Corporal Ernest Cowgill had been killed in a dug-out and that Pte. G. Roy Windle had been seriously wounded in the same dug-out. Sergt. Stork, Corp. Cowgill and Pte. Cartman were old pupils of Mr. Alfred Hartley, at the Skipton Parish Church School.

11 August 1916

THE LATE PTE. T. B. CARTMAN OF SKIPTON - LETTERS FROM TWO COMRADES

Official news of the death of Pte. T.B. Cartman of Skipton, which was referred to in our last issue, was received on Tuesday. Letters have also been received by his relatives from two of his comrades, both of which indicate the high esteem in which deceased was held by the men in A Company of the 10th Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

From a letter written by Pte. T. Greenwood, we take the following:- "It is with a heavy heart that I write these few sorrowful words of your Tommy's death, which occurred in hospital on Wednesday, July 12th, at which place they buried him. On Monday morning previous, we shared a parcel and had a few happy minutes together. That night we moved into the trenches on our way to the village. Both your Charlie and Tommy were hit, Charlie very slightly in the knee. I was close to him and we shook hands before he turned to walk back to the dressing station. It was not until the following afternoon that I heard Tommy had got hit. I am sorry I don't know any particulars of his death and funeral. I scarcely know how to express my feelings for I have lost the very best pal I ever had, and I ask you to bear up and face it, if not with a smile, with a good heart and keep your trust in Him above, who guides us in all things. All the platoon join in with their sympathy."

Pte. J. W. Atkinson, another Skipton soldier, has written as follows:- "I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear about poor Tommy dying from his wounds. He was very badly wounded in the legs when we carried him out on the stretcher, but we did our level best for him. There were a lot of killed and wounded lying all over the trench, but we got them all away as quickly as possible. I thought it my duty to write to you with carrying him out, and being a lad I have known for years. I am pleased to say Charlie only got a slight wound and will soon be back again. He helped us to carry Tom out of the trenches to the dressing station and he worked very hard. I am sorry to say we have had two Skipton lads die from wounds, the other one being Clifford Unwin, who got badly wounded in the big advance. The Germans lost very heavily and had a lot both killed and wounded and we also took a lot of prisoners."

Pte. Cartman was the son of Mrs. Rishworth, of Wood Side Farm, Silsden, and resided for many years with his aunt Mrs. Branston, in Brook Street, Skipton. He enlisted on the outbreak of war; prior to which he was employed by Messrs. Lipton's, High Street, Skipton.

03 November 1916

SKIPTON'S ROLL OF HONOUR - PTE. CHARLIE BRANSTON KILLED

Another fine young Skipton soldier has made the supreme sacrifice - Pte. Charlie Branston, of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, and son of Mrs. Branston, of 27, Brook Street, Skipton. This is Mrs. Branston's second bereavement, her nephew, Pte. T. B. Cartman, who lived with her for many years, having died from wounds in July last. The sad news respecting her son was received on Saturday morning, an official intimation from the War Office stating that he had been killed in action on October 12th. Deceased, who was only 20 years of age, was a fine specimen of manhood, and was nearly six feet in height. Formerly employed at Messrs. Lipton's Ltd., he enlisted with Captain Tunstill's men in September 1914, and went out to France thirteen months ago. He was wounded in July last, but had never been granted a leave since he went to the Front.

Deceased and his cousin, Pte. Cartman, were both employed at Messrs. Lipton's Ltd. They enlisted together, did their training together, and were both wounded on July 10th.

Pte. Branston was a member of the Skipton Branch of the National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks, and in a letter to his mother, Mr. George L. Haigh, secretary of the local Branch, writes:- "It is with the regret of myself and all the members of the above Branch that I offer you my deepest sympathy in the loss of your gallant son in action. It seems hard lines that after being so long in France he should meet the same fate as Tom, but I sincerely hope you will bear up in your loss. He was one of the best of men to work with either at business or for the Union. To this I can testify. I can hardly realise it yet, the news coming to me as a great surprise, although I could not understand not hearing from him for over three weeks."

20 July 1917

CARTMAN - In loving memory of Private Thomas Boothman Cartman, died of wounds on July 12th 1916.

"May his reward be greater than his sacrifice."

From his Mother, Auntie, Brothers and Sisters.

02 May 1919

PHILLIP - In loving memory of our dear brothers, Driver Lewis Phillip, Embsay, who fell in action 28th April, 1918, also Privates Charles Branston and Tom [Cartman], who paid the supreme sacrifice in 1916.

Goodbye, brothers! Ah the parting was hard,
'Twas duty that called you to go.
For when England was calling for soldiers
You were hardly the ones to say "No."
Do you think we could ever have loved you,
If we thought you were boys who would lag,
When your comrades were willing and ready,
To fight for our homes and the Flag?

From their loving sister Nellie at Embsay and brother Harry in France.

[Ellen Hannah Phillip and Henry Cartman Branston were married in 1909.]

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22 January 1915

SKIPTON CRICKET CLUB AND THE ROLL OF HONOUR

(To the Editor of the Pioneer)

Sir, It will interest your readers to know that the committee of the above club have resolved to place a 'Roll of Honour' in the pavilion at Sandylands to those playing members of the club who are serving with the colours. Out of the regular playing members of the three teams, no less than 17 are doing their 'bit' for our country. We append the names enrolled up to date:- Tom Cartman, Fred Cartman, D.F. Peacock, A. Hall, R.G. Billows, M. Windle, C. Pritchard, F. Clarkson, E. Smith, T. Brookes, H. Anslow, R. Borrisso, A. Hodgson, H. Cockcroft, R. Cumberland, A. Wear, G. Broughton. In addition, we have our 'old' cricketers in Major E. Dewhurst and Capt. C.P. Charlesworth, also serving in their respective capacities.

Yours truly, FRED FURNESS, S.F. GUNNELL, Hon. Secretaries.

12 March 1915

A Skipton Cricketer at the Front

Mr. A. McLean, landlord of the Old George Hotel, Skipton, has received a letter from Pte. Tom Cartman, son of Mr. Wm. Cartman, late landlord of the Royal Oak Hotel, Skipton, who is attached to a machine gun team in the 9th Lancers, and who is now fighting at the Front. He says he is the pink of condition, and wishes to be remembered to all at home. Pte. Tom Cartman, or "Tot," as he is better known by his friends, was a playing member of the Skipton Cricket Club, and last season he gave some capital displays behind the wickets.

21 July 1916

CRAVEN CASUALTIES IN THE GREAT ADVANCE - Skipton Soldiers Wounded

Pte. T. B. Cartman, who resides at 27 Brook Street, Skipton, and of the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (headquarters staff), has been wounded in action. A letter has been received by his parents from Private C. Branston (cousin of Private Cartman), stating that Pte. Cartman had been wounded. Pte. Cartman enlisted on the outbreak of war, and has been in France for 11 months. Before enlistment he was employed by Messrs. Lipton, High Street, Skipton, as shop assistant.

04 August 1916

CARTMAN - Died of wounds received in action, Pte. Thos. B. Cartman, of the 10th West Riding Regiment, son of Mrs. Rushworth, of Woodside Farm, Silsden, aged 22.

04 August 1916

SKIPTON SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS

Pte. Thos. B. Cartman, of the 10th West Riding Regiment, of Skipton, and son of Mrs. Rushworth, of Wood Side Farm, Silsden, has died from wounds received in action. He was 22 years of age.

11 August 1916

DEATH OF PTE. T.B. CARTMAN

Official information of the death of Pte. T.B. Cartman of the 10th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, and who resided with his aunt, Mrs. Branston, in Brook Street, Skipton, was received on Tuesday last. Pte. T. Greenwood, of the same regiment, states:- "It is with a heavy heart that I write these few sorrowful words of your Tommy's death, which occurred in hospital on Wednesday, July 12th, at which place they buried him. On the Monday morning previous, we shared a parcel and had a few happy minutes together. That night we moved into the trenches on our way to the village. Both your Charlie and Tommy were hit, Charlie very slightly in the knee. I was close to him and we shook hands before he turned to walk back to the dressing station. It was not until the following afternoon that I heard Tommy had got hit. I am sorry to say I don't know any particulars of his death and funeral, beyond what I have stated, but you will no doubt either hear from the hospital or from the chaplain. I scarcely know how to express my feelings, for I have lost the very best pal I ever had, and I ask you to bear up and face it, if not with a smile, with a good heart and keep your trust in Him above, who guides us in all things. All the platoon joins in with their sympathy."

Pte. J. W. Atkinson, another Skipton soldier, writes:- "I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear about poor Tommy dying from his wounds. He was very badly wounded in the legs when we carried him out on the stretcher, but we did our level best for him. There were a lot of killed and wounded lying all over the trench, but we got them all away as quickly as possible. I thought it my duty to write to you with carrying him out, and being a lad I have known for years. I am pleased to say Charlie only got a slight wound and will soon be back again. He helped us to carry Tom out of the trenches to the dressing station and he worked very hard. I am sorry to say we have had two Skipton lads die from wounds, the other one being Clifford Unwin. The Germans lost very heavily and had a lot both killed and wounded, and we also took a lot of prisoners."

Pte. Cartman was the son of Mrs. Rishworth, of Woodside Farm, Silsden. He enlisted on the outbreak of war, and had been in France about 11 months. Before enlistment he was employed by Messrs. Lipton's, High Street, Skipton, as a shop assistant.

13 July 1917

In loving memory of Pt. Thomas Boothman Cartman, who died of wounds on July 12th, 1916.

Missed by those who loved him best.

- From his Mother

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