Lance/Corporal George Herbert Hartley
55867 16th King's Royal Rifles
Died of Wounds 9th June 1918
in Belgium, aged 34 Lived at 60 Argyle St.
Buried at Belgium Battery Corner Cemetery Belgium.
Burnley Express 29th June 1918

WEAVER’S DEATH FROM WOUNDS (Burnley Express 29th June 1918)

Mrs. Hartley, of 60 Argyle-street, Burnley, has got official news that her husband, Lce.-Corpl. George Herbert Hartley, 55867, of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died of wounds in France on June 9th. He is announced in the official notice to have “ died of shell wounds in the thigh and head.” Deceased, who was 34 years of age, joined up in June 1916, but had only been out six weeks when his fatal wounds were received. He leaves a widow and one child. He was formerly employed as a weaver at Thornbers’ Daneshouse Mill, and attended Whittlefield Wesleyan School. Two brothers of deceased are serving in France, Pte. Fred Hartley and Pte. Walter Hartley. Two brothers of Mrs. Hartley are also serving, viz., Driver Sydney Wood and Pte. Charlie Wood.




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