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Harty was born in 1884 at Loughborough, in Leicestershire the son of William a framework knitter (silk) and Mary Hunt nee Batham, of Derry Mount , Arnold. His father was born in 1845 in Loughborough , Leicestershire and his mother Mary Batham was born in 1858 in Kensington, Middlesex , they were married on 12th April 1875 at Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland. They had 5 children , sadly 1 died in infancy prior to 1911 , their surviving children were Ernest b1878 Notting Hill London, William b1880 Loughborough, George b1882 Loughborough and Harty b1884 Loughborough . By the 1901 census the family have settled in Arnold living at West Street, Arnold. In the 1911 census his parents William and Mary are living at Derrymount, Arnold and are shown as William 66 yrs a framework knitter, and Mary 53 yrs , all the children appear to have left the family home. It has not been possible to trace Harty in the 1911 census. He was married to his wife Ellen Rennocks in 1915, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. They went on to have a son George William Hunt born February 1916, they lived at 19 West Street, Arnold, Nottingham. Following his death his widow Ellen was awarded a pension of 18 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 1st October 1917.
25 Jan 1917
866234 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham and served with the North Staffordshire Regiment and was posted to their 7th Battalion, going with them out to Mesopotamia (Iraq) where they took part in the actions against the Turkish Army. On the 25th January, the battalion took part in an assault on the first Turkish line on the west bank of the river Hai and it was during this assault that he was killed in action. His names is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq
His brother Ernest Henry Hunt served as an aircratsman second class and had enlisted on 13th July 1916, he served with the Royal Flying Corps and was discharged due to sickness on 29th August 1916. He was awarded a silver badge number 384629. He died at home on 29th March 1919.
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