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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Arnold
Thomas was born in Arnold in 1893 the only son of Thomas a market gardener and Harriet Cartledge nee Cooke, of 5 Spout Lane, Arnold. His father Thomas (senior) was born in 1871 in Arnold and his mother Harriett was born in 1874 in Arnold. They were married in Arnold in 1892 and had only one child Thomas (junior) In the 1911 Census the family are living at Sprout Lane, Arnold he shown as being 17 yrs of age and a hosiery trimmer, his father Thomas (senior) is 39 yrs and his mother Harriet is 36 yrs of age.
He was employed as a hosiery trimmer
12 Aug 1915
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Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham on 31st August 1914 into the Sherwood Foresters and after training was posted to the Second Battalion. He gave his age as 20 yrs and 291 days, he gave his occupation as hosiery trimmer, his religion as that of Wesleyan and his next of kin as his father Thomas of Spout Lane, Arnold. The 2nd battalion was made up of regular soldiers and in August 1914, it was stationed near Sheffield in the U.K. In the same month it was placed into the 18th Brigade of the 6th Division and moved to the Newmarket – Cambridge area. The 2nd Battalion landed at St Nazaire on the 11th September 1914, and became a part of the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). The 18th Brigade were engaged in France in 1914 and early 1915, moving into the Ypres Salient in April and May of 1915. Thomas joined the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front on 26th January 1915 ,he died on 12th August at the No 28 Casualty Clearing station of wounds he had received in action on 9th August 1915 during battle for Hooge, he was buried in Lijssenthoek Military cemetery, Belgium. He had served for 347 days.
Death notice published 1st September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CARTLEDGE. – Died of wounds, August 12th,Lance-Corpl. T. Cartledge, of Arnold, attached to the 2nd Sherwood Forester. I never knew what pain he had, I never saw him die, I only know he passed away without a chance to say good-bye. His fiancée, Eva. “CARTLEDGE. – Died of wounds, August 12th, Lance-Corporal T. Cartledge, of Arnold, attached to the 2nd Sherwood Foresters. Nobly he lived, nobly he died. – From his sorrowing friends, Mr. and Mrs. Willey and family.” In memoriam published 12th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CARTLEDGE. – In loving memory of our dear and only son, Tom, who died of wounds in France, August 12th, 1915. One year has passed, our hearts still sore, as day by day we miss him more. His welcome smile, his dear sweet face, never on earth can replace. – From his sorrowing mother, father, and Eva. “CARTLEDGE. – In loving memory of Tom, who died of wounds in France, August 12th, 1915. One long sad year has passed away since one we loved was called away. – Ever remembered by his sorrowing friends, Mr. and Mrs. Willey.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Cartledge - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle