BARTLE, Harry [of Worksop]

Photo:Harry Bartle in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Harry Bartle in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Worksop Guardian, Sissons and Son Ltd.

Worksop Guardian 11 October 1918

It is with regret that we record the death in action in France on Sept 24th, of another well-known Worksop man in Corpl Harry Bartle. S.F. Corpl Bartle joined the Sherwood Rangers in November 1914, shortly after the outbreak of war, and after training at Retford, Brentwood and Bishops Stortford, he was for a considerable time a machine gun instructor. He was sent to France in December last, having been transferred from the Rangers to the Sherwood Foresters and spent the usual draft leave at home, early in October. He had therefore been in France about nine months, and during this time had seen considerable fighting. Corpl Bartle had been recommended for a commission and was coming to England to train for same, but owing to the present severe fighting, was prevented from doing so.

He was a fine soldierly young man, standing six feet in height and previous to joining the Forces was for six years an assistant with Messrs Winks and Son, butchers, Market Place, by whom he was held in high regard and his urbanity of manner made him many friends in the town. He was a regular attendant at the Priory Church and a member of the Priory Bible Class. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Bartle, Cemetery Road, Worksop, ropemaker and a member of an old Worksop family. He would have completed his 24th year had he lived til Oct 3rd. Two years last May he married at Brentwood, Essex to Miss M French, of Market Place, Worksop and we are sure she will have the sympathy of all in her great bereavement and also his parents in the loss of their gallant son. It may be some consolation to them to know that he had given his life for his country and freedom.  Another son, Pte George Bartle, Gordon Highlanders, has been a prisoner of war in Germany.


The Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918 can be viewed at Worksop Library


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