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Walter Leonard Hartley

Date of death: 12.3.1917
Area: Crofton
Regiment: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Family information: Son of the late George and Emily Hartley
Rank: Private
Service number: 267049

War Service

Walter was born in Crofton and baptised at Crofton Church on 12th August 1897. His father’s occupation was a carter.
He enlisted at Wakefield in the 2nd / 1st (Bucks Batt) Oxford & Buckinghamshire Regiment when he was a resident of Carcroft, Yorkshire.
The Wakefield Express for 14th April 1917, in the “Roll of Honour” says:
“In loving memory of our dear brother Private W L Hartley, Buckingham Light Infantry, late of Crofton, who died on active service somewhere in France 12th March 1917, aged 21.” There is a photograph of Walter in that edition of the Wakefield Express. He is commemorated on a family grave in All Saints, Crofton churchyard.
He is remembered at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres.

Rows of white gravestones in a cemetery with mown grass. nearby is the Cross of Sacrifice and a tree Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres

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