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Photo courtesy Carol Beadle
John Isaac, known as Jack, was born in March 1884. He worked as a limestone quarryman before emigrating to Canada from Liverpool on 15th March 1912 aboard SS Victorian. War was declared soon after he arrived in Canada so Jack enlisted at Toronto on 27th November 1914 aged thirty, an unmarried stoker. His papers stated the next of kin as his father Thomas Hartshorne of Georgetown, Ontario. He married Edith Parnham on 26th May 1917; she was the sister of George William Parnham who is also on the Crich Roll of Honour.
After the war Jack Hartshorne did not return to Canada but remained in Nottinghamshire where he worked at Glover’s Factory making elastic stockings. He died in 1946 aged sixty-three. He and Edith had no family.
Derbyshire Courier, 17 August 1918
An interesting Colonial visitor to Crich this week is Sapper John Isaac Hartshorne. Sapper Hartshorne left Park Head, Crich, six years ago for Canada, where he took up farmwork and afterwards employed by the Consumers Gas Company for two years. On 28 August 1914, he had enlisted and was attached to the 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Company. He has been suffering from trench fever and has been in the south of France for 12 weeks. Before emigrating he was employed two years at the Harper Hill Quarries of the Buxton Lime Firms. Several other members of the family are serving with the Canadian forces in France.
1901: Parkhead, Crich
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1911: Parkhead, Crich
|Mary||Hartshorne||daughter||18||Machinist hosiery mill||Crich|
|Thomas||Hartshorne||son||15||Pony driver underground||Crich|
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