1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

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William Hartley

Contributed by: Mark Hurn, on 2008-11-11

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First Name William
Surname Hartley
Year of Birth 1877
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Navy
Place of Wartime Residence Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

William's Story

An astronomer, William worked as a junior assistant at the Cambridge Observatory from 1903-1913, then as senior Assistant from 1913-1917. He died on HMS Vanguard when the vessel exploded at anchor on 9 July 1917. He was serving as a Naval Instructor and his name is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

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