8/10/1914, 38 Years.
Rank/Service No.:
Private 3/9774
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

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[CWGC Grave]
3/9774 Private / H. HARTLEY / West Yorkshire Regiment / 8th October 1914

GPS Accuracy (Feet): 10

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HARTLEY, Pte. H., 3/9774. 3rd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). 8th Oct., 1914. Aged 38. Son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Hartley; husband of Beatrice H. Hartley, of 5, Brompton Terrace, Dewsbury Rd., Leeds. Born at Leeds. "C." 6498.

The Leeds Mercury, Tuesday October 13, 1914.
The funeral took place at Burmantofts Cemetery, Leeds, yesterday afternoon, of Private Herbert HARTLEY, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, who had died, under painful circumstances, at "Spanish City." Whitley Bay. Hartley, who was a Reservist, and wore the South African medal, belonged to Leeds, and resided in Lady Pit Lane with his wife and four children. Until he was called up he had been employed at Messrs. Lawson's Foundry in Mabgate, and had many friends in Leeds.
Only a week ago he was in Leeds, on leave, and on his return to camp was taken suddenly ill on parade. He was taken to the Newcastle Infirmary, where he died. When the body was entrained for Leeds he was awarded military honours, two hundred of his colleagues being in attendance at the railway station. As the train steamed out the "Last Post" was sounded.