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William Geoffrey HARTLEY

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Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): William Geoffrey

Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey

Service No: 5061

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1/14th (County of London) Battalion. (London Scottish)

Division: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1916-10-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 37.

CWGC Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

William Geoffrey Hartley (born 15 November 1894) was the son of Reginald and Amy Hartley, née Tagg. Reginald was born at Settle, Yorkshire and Amy at Carshalton, Surrey.

1901 Croydon, Surrey Census: 52, Southbridge Road - Geoffrey Hartley, aged 6 years, born Croydon, son of Amy Hartley, widow.

1911 Wallington, Surrey Census: Limehurst, 32, Springfield Road - Geoffrey Hartley, aged 16 years, born Croydon, Surrey, son of Amy Hartley, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William G. Hartley, 5061, 14 Lond. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 4.12.15. D. of Wds. 5.10.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Geoffrey Hartley, 5061, 14/Lond. R. Theatres of war in which served: 1a [France and Belgium] 4.12.15 to 5.10.16. K. [in] A.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Geoffrey Hartley, 5061, 1/14 Bn Lon. Reg. 'A' Coy Date and Place of Death: 5.10.16. France. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister Grantee and Residuary Legatee - Frances £8 7s. 11d.

Photograph courtesy of David Hartley, Leatherhead, Surrey.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private William Geoffrey HARTLEY

Private William Geoffrey HARTLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

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Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): William Geoffrey

Born:

Residence: Wallington

Enlisted: London

Number: 5061

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/10/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HARTLEY

Forename(s): William Geoffrey

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 5061

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment (London Scottish)

Unit: 1st/14th Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 05/10/1916

Additional Information: Younger son of Amy Hartley, of "Limehurst," Springfield Rd., Wallington, Surrey, and the late Reginald Hartley, of Settle, Yorkshire.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1918

HARTLEY William Geoffrey of Limehurst Springfield-road Wallington Surrey died 5 October at 34th Casualty Clearing Station France Administration (with Will) London 8 July to Frances Hartley spinster. Effects £1505 14s. 9d.

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Cap badge of the 1/14th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (London Scottish)

Cap badge of the 1/14th (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (London Scottish)

All images are courtesy of David Hartley, Leatherhead, Surrey (unless otherwise specified)

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - middle row, 2nd from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - middle row, 2nd from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - back row, 8th from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - back row, 8th from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - back row, 6th from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley - back row, 6th from left

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte

Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte

CWGC Headstone

Private William Geoffrey Hartley’s 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Private William Geoffrey Hartley’s 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Letter accompanying the 1914-15 Star awarded to Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Letter accompanying the 1914-15 Star awarded to Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Letter accompanying the British War and Victory Medals awarded to Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Letter accompanying the British War and Victory Medals awarded to Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Memorial Scroll accompanying the next of kin Memorial Plaque for Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Memorial Scroll accompanying the next of kin Memorial Plaque for Private William Geoffrey Hartley

Amy Margaret Hartley (18 December 1916)

Amy Margaret Hartley (18 December 1916)

Amy, the sister of William Geoffrey Hartley, served as a V.A.D. nurse

Courtesy of the website: The Past on Glass at Sutton Archives

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27 October 1916

HARTLEY – Died of wounds on the 5th October at a casualty clearing station, William Geoffrey Hartley (London Scottish), younger son of the late Reginald Hartley, and of Mrs. Hartley, of Wallington, and grandson of the late Dr. James and Fanny Hartley, late of Settle, Yorkshire.

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    One Response to William Geoffrey HARTLEY

    1. Kath Shawcross October 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

      Another photograph of this soldier can be found on the Past on Glass Flickr site – just search for Hartley. There is also a photograph of his sister – a VAD nurse. I am a volunteer on the site. This project, funded by the HLF, involves the digitisation of 10,000 glass plate negatives from 1904-1918 all taken by the same photographer based in Sutton and Epsom, Surrey. The images may be downloaded and used by others under the Creative Commons scheme – the project only requests an acknowledgement. Thank you.

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