Charles Hartle (1881–1918)


Lancashire Fusiliers 27016 11th Battalion

Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall

Charles Hartle in WW1

Charles was born at Crich in 1882. Before the war he was living at Healey in Yorkshire working for the Leeds Waterworks. He was killed, aged thirty-seven, on 27 March 1918 and is buried at the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension in France. He is also remembered in the Wesleyan Chapel at Chapel Lane, Crich.

His mother, Lavinia, had a double-sided locket showing her sons Charles and Thomas who were both killed in the war.

locket photo of Charles hartle


locket photo of Thomas Hartle


Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier, 6 April 1918
Pte. Charles Hartle, Crich

Medal Roll Index Cards
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials C
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit 11th Bn
Ages 37
Date of Death 27/03/18
Service No 27016
Additional Information Son of Elias and Lavinia Hartle, of Laburnum Cottage, Crich, Matlock.
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference I. D. 28
War Grave certificate for Charles Hartle in WW1
Memorial tablet in the Wesley Chapel Crich

Memorial inside the Wesleyan Chapel, Crich

Soldiers' Effects Book
Charles Hartle; 11 Bn Lancs Fusiliers; Private 27016; died of wounds in France 27.3.18; War Gratuity £10 10s 0d ; paid out to:
28.8.18 mother Lavinia £12 0s 3d
24.11.19 mother Lavinia £10 10s 0d

Charles Hartle's brothers Thomas Hartle and Elias Hartle are also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: Hayes Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Elias W Hartle Head 34 General Labourer Crich
Lavinia Hartle wife 36   Bonsal
Thomas Hartle son 11 Scholar Crich
Charles Hartle son 9   Crich
Mary E Hartle daughter 5   Crich
Elias W Hartle son 2   Crich

RG12 piece 2747 folio 8 page 10

1901: Corporation Huts, Langsett, Penistone

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Hartle Lodger 19 Stone quarryman Crich

RG13 piece 4330 folio 18 page 13

1911: Corporation Huts, Marsham Moor, Healey, Yorkshire

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charlie Hartley Boarder 27 Leeds Waterworks Crich

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