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Hartley Leaver

Private : 2nd/6th Bn., Manchester Regiment

Rank : Private

Regiment : 2nd/6th Bn., Manchester Regiment

Service Number : 302370

Joined Up: 20 August 1916

Death : 22 July 1918

Buried : VIII. F. 4., Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany

Burnley Express 31 August 1918


The parents of Pte. Hartley Leaver residing at Robin Houses, Briercliffe, have received word, through the agency of the Regimental Comforts-Committee, Manchester, that their son has died in Germany. Pte. Leaver, who was 24 years of age and single, enlisted on August 20th, 1916, and after training for about five months at Colchester, was drafted out, and had been out for 17 months without a leave. He was with the Manchester’s and was taken prisoner on March 21st last having both legs broken, one being badly fractured.
For some time he was at Limberg, but he died on July 25 at Quedlinberg, and was buried at the cemetery there on July 28. Previous to enlisting he was employed as a weaver by the Harle Syke Mill Co., Ltd. He attended the Hill-lane Baptist Sunday School, where his name is on the roll of honour. There is an older brother, Pte. Maurice Leaver serving in France.

Last Will and Testament

1919 – LEAVER Hartley of Clarion House, Briercliffe, Burnley, private, Manchester regiment, died 25 July 1918, in Germany. Administration (with Will) Lancaster 20 June to Margaret Jane Leaver (wife of James Leaver). Effects £100

Info kindly supplied by Kris Baxter

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