1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Tom Hartland

Contributed by: Stuart Hartland, on 2008-11-06

Tom Hartland
First Name Tom
Surname Hartland
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Rowley Regis, Staffordshire

Tom's Story

Tom Hartland was killed in France on the 30th July, 1916 at Trones Wood whilst serving with the Royal Fusiliers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provided the following information.

Tom Hartland and his fiancee Laura Lindley, photo taken about October 1914

"Sargent Tom Hartland, number 1937, serving with the 23nd Battalion of Royal Fusiliers died on the 30th of July, 1916, aged 23 years. Sargent Hartland has no known grave but is commemorated by name on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium". The servicemen of the Royal Fusiliers are commemorated on panel 3 of that memorial.

He was the son of Henry and Annie Hartland of Oldbury, Birmingham. He was born at West Bromwich and enlisted at Stoke on Trent when the family moved to Smallthorne Staffs.

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