Harold Hartley

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
76th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
June 7th, 1916
Menin Gate Memorial - Ypres, Belgium - Panel
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris), Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
West Yorkshire
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Penmans No. 7 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. 
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches at Maple Copse.

BX June 19, 1916

Paris is Hit Hard by War Losses – Two Residents Killed in Action and One Reported Missing

PARIS, June 19 – Mr. William Hartley received word from Ottawa Saturday noon that his son, Pte. Harold Hartley had been killed in action on June 7 in the recent severe fighting. Private Hartley enlisted in the 76th Battalion and went to Camp Niagara last summer. He, with several other Paris boys, was drafted and left last September for the Old Country, and went into camp at Shorncliffe. Later on, he was drafted into the 24th Battalion and had been in the trenches for four months. Deceased was in his 20th year and leaves, besides his father, one brother and one sister, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Before enlisting Private Hartley was employed in No. 7 Penman mill. He was a popular young man and his death is deeply regretted by all. He was also a member of St. James’ church and of the Men’s Bible class.

BX June 19, 1916

Two Paris men were reported killed in the weekend casualty lists. They are Harold Hartley, 76th Battalion, Hamilton, drafted later to the 19th Battalion. He was employed by the Paris Plow Company. It was also reported that Albert E. Robinson, eldest son of C.B. Robinson, secretary-treasurer of Penman’s limited, was missing. He was at the front with the Princess Pats, having joined the McGill University Company. Another brother is also at the front.

BC December 16, 1916

Private Harold Hartley was born in Yorkshire. England, and came to Paris some five years ago. He enlisted here in July, 1915, in the 38th Dufferin Rifles, transferred to the 76th Battalion, and later was drafted to the 24th Battalion, leaving for England in Sept. last. Private Harold Hartley had served in the trenches for upwards of four months and was reported "killed in action" June 7th. 1916. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hartley, of Upper Town, and before enlisting, was employed in No. 7 mill. Prior to leaving town Harold was remembered by the men of St. James' Bible Class, of which he was a faithful member.