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Walter HARTLEY

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Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Langcliffe, Yorkshire

Service No: 265645

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-10-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. B. 16.

CWGC Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: LANGCLIFFE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Walter Hartley was the son of Walter and Georgina Hartley, née Clinch. Walter, senior, was born at Langcliffe, Yorkshire and Georgina at Pensilva, Cornwall.

1901 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: Walter Hartley, aged 5 years, born Langcliffe, son of Walter and Georgina Hartley.

1911 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: The Green - Walter Hartley, aged 15 years, born Langcliffe, son of Walter and Georgina Hartley.

Walter is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte W. Hartley.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Hartley, 2613, 265645, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. D. of W. 2.10.17.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Hartley, 265645, 1/6 W. Rid. R.; 2 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 2.10.17.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

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:

HARTLEY, Walter, aged 23, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Walter Hartley. Langcliffe, died of wounds.

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Private Walter HARTLEY

Private Walter HARTLEY

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: 4th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Born:

Residence: Settle, Yorks

Enlisted: Settle

Number: 265645

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/10/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): Walter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265645

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 02/10/1917

Additional Information: Son of Walter and Georgina Hartley, of St. John's Row, Langcliffe, Settle, Yorks.

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19 October 1917

HARTLEY – Died of wounds received in action, Private Walter Hartley, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Walter Hartley, Langcliffe, aged 22 years.

19 October 1917

LANGCLIFFE – ANOTHER PAYS THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

The sad news has been received by Mr. Walter Hartley that his son, Private Walter Hartley, of the West Ridings, has died of wounds received in action. Private Hartley joined up in September 1914 with the local Territorials, and was servant to Col. Birkbeck, in whose service he was prior to the War, and went to France in April 1915. He was 22 years of age and a lad everybody esteemed.

A letter from the chaplain to his mother states:– “You will have heard from the War Office about your son, W. Hartley, of the West Ridings. He was brought to this Clearing Station with a severe wound in the head and was unconscious until he passed away. We must be thankful that he suffered no pain. He gave his life as a brave soldier for his country and I laid him to rest in our little cemetery here.”

04 October 1918

HARTLEY – In fond remembrance of Walter, killed in action October 2nd, 1917.

From his life-long pal, Ralph Parker, Barrow-in-Furness.

HARTLEY – In loving memory of our dear brother, Walter, who died in France October 2nd, 1917.

Not dead to those that loved him,
Not lost but gone before.
One of the best.

From his loving Sisters and Brother, Lily, Lizzie and Bert.

HARTLEY – In loving memory of our dear son, Walter Hartley, of Langcliffe, who was killed
in action, October 2nd, 1917.

In the midst of life death claimed him,
In the pride of his manhood days;
None knew him, but to love him;
None mentioned his name without praise.
Forget him, no, we never will,
Though he is gone we love him still.

Ever remembered by his Father and Mother, Langcliffe.

10 October 1919

HARTLEY – In loving memory of our dear son, Walter Hartley, killed in France October 2nd, 1917, aged 22 years.

You are gone but not forgotten,
And as dawns another year,
In our lonely hours of thinking
Thoughts of you are ever near.

Ever remembered by his Father and Mother, Langcliffe.

HARTLEY – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Walter Hartley, who died in France, October 2nd, 1917.

Dearer to us than words can tel1
Are the thoughts of him we loved so well.

From his loving sister and brother-in-law, Lily and Ernest Cokell, Langcliffe.

HARTLEY – To the beloved memory of our dear brother, Private Walter Hartley, who died in France, October 2nd, 1917.

“Too dearly loved to be forgotten.”

Ever remembered by his living sister and brother-in-law, Lizzie and Arthur Munt, 22 Middleton Street, Bradford.

07 October 1921

HARTLEY – In loving memory of dear Walter, who was killed October 2nd, 1917.

“To memory ever dear.”

Ever remembered by his Father and Mother and Sister, Langcliffe.

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13 August 1915

SETTLE – HOME FROM THE FRONT

Colonel Birkbeck and Private Walter Hartley, of the 6th Battalion (Duke of Wellington’s) West Riding Regiment, have returned home on a short leave, looking very fit.

19 October 1917

HARTLEY – Died of wounds, Pte. Walter Hartley, of the West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. Walter Hartley, of Langcliffe.

19 October 1917

LANGCLIFFE SOLDIER KILLED

The sad news has been received by Mr. Wa1ter Hartley that his son, Pte. Walter Hartley, of the West Riding Regiment, has died of wounds received in action. Pte. Hartley joined up in September, 1914, with the local Territorials and was servant to Col. Birkbeck, in whose service he was prior to the war, and went to France in April, 1915. He was 22 years of age, and a lad everybody esteemed. In a letter from the Chaplain to his mother is the following:– “You will have heard from the War Office about your son. W. Hartley, of the West Riding Regiment. He was brought to the clearing station with a severe wound in the head and was unconscious until he passed away. We must be thankful that he suffered no pain. He gave his life as a brave soldier for his country, and I laid hin to rest in our little cemetery here. You may like to know that photographs of his grave can he obtained from the director of Graves Registration, War Office, Winchester House Street, James Square, London, S.W. 1. In deepest sympathy for you it your great loss.”

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