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HARTLEY, FRED

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Corporal
4617450
19/09/1944
25
Royal Armoured Corps 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars
I. D. 14.
For ever a heartache always a tear only those who loved you hold you dear

 

Additional Information:
Son of Joseph Henry and Annie Hartley, of Bradford, Yorkshire; husband of Edna Hartley, of Bradford.

Fred Hartley got orders to stop the actions he was engaged in and rapidly move towards the bridge at Son. The Germans were undertaking a counter attack towards the bridge. During this attack the tank of Fred Hartley was hit by an panzerfaust. Fred was killed together with troopers, Davis, Richards and Sutherland.

He was born February 24th, 1919 and initially buried at Best.

Relatives of Fred Hartley together with the grave adopters at the gravesite in 2018.