Luther Hartley (c.1890-1918)

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Luther Hartley (c.1890-1918)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HARTLEY, LUTHER. Lance Corporal. No 267866. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Sydney and Mary Jane Hartley, Sude Mill, New Mill. Husband of Alice Hartley, Cooper Lane, Holmfirth. Attended New Mill National School. Attended Christ Church and Sunday School where he was sidesman, teacher and Sunday School treasurer. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Graham and Pott. Enlisted June 1915. After training at Clipstone Camp, he embarked for France at Christmas, 1916. Killed in action near Cambrai, 11.10.1918, aged 28 years. Buried WELLINGTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 3.
His widow received the following letter from a Huddersfield officer who wrote, 'He was killed by a shell as we went over the top and he suffered no pain. I know no word of mine can lessen the blow for you but it may be some consolation to know that he was very popular both with Officers and men. I myself am a Huddersfield man and knew your husband before the war and knew his true worth. He was one of my best N.C.O's, a good soldier and always cheerful under the worst conditions which after all is most important to our N.C.O. duty. So please accept my very deep sympathy in your great sorrow.'
ROH:- New Mill Working Men's Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

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