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 Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Tom's Story

Tom Hartland was the youngest of seven children born to my Great , Great, Grandparents Henry and Annie Hartland on the 14th March 1893, then living in Rowley Regis near Birmingham.

Tom Hartland

The family moved to Smallthorne near Stoke on Trent in about the 1900 where Tom eventually enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers

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.

"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.

God rest you Tom.

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