Thomas Hartshorne

Sergeant


Canadian Expeditionary Force 142271  

 

Notes
Thomas was born in 1895 and enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during September 1915. He was an unmarried miner.

Canadian Attestation Paper:
Thomas Harshorne; born in Crich, Derbyshire 31 Aug 1895, an unmarried miner by trade. His next of kin was Mrs Thomas Hartshorne of Glenwilliams, Ontario. Canada. In the Active Militia. Dated 15 Sep 1915

Newspaper Report
Derbyshire Times 16 March 1918
CRICH SOLDIER WOUNDED
News has been received at Crich that Mr Thomas Hartshorne Junior, who went to Canada four years ago, and who enlisted in the Canadian Forces when war broke out, has been in France over a year is now in hospital at Shrewsbury suffering from the effects of a serious wound on the shoulders. He is single about 25 years of age and previous to going to Canada was employed at the Oakerthorpe Colliery.

 

 

 

 

Hartshorne Headstone, Glen William Cemetery, Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada

Photo Velda Olding

Headstone to the Hartshorne family in Ontario

HARTSHORNE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS HARTSHORNE
DIED JUNE 16 1927

HIS DEAR WIFE
ELIZABETH HARTSHORNE
DIED FEB. 25 1938
IN HER 78TH YEAR

THEIR SONS
THOMAS
DIED MAY 11 1925
AGED 29 YEARS
WILLIAM
1898 - 1925

This headstone is located in Glen Williams Cemetery at Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada. It commemorates members of the Hartshorne family from Crich, who immigrated to Canada shortly before the start of the First World War. The senior Thomas Hartshorne (1858-1927) and his third wife, Elizabeth McFarlane (c1859-1938), immigrated to Canada in 1913 along with three sons and two daughters. An older son of Thomas – John Isaac (Jack) Hartshorne – had immigrated to Canada the previous year, though he returned to live in England following the war. Thomas Hartshorne (1895-1925) and William McFarlane Hartshorne (1898-1935) both served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War and are commemorated on the Roll of Honour inside Crich Parish Church, along with their older brother, Jack, who also served with the CEF. As Thomas and William both passed away in America, it is possible that they are not interred in this grave, despite their names being commemorated on the memorial. The headstone contains an error: the year of death for William Hartshorne should read '1935', not 1925.
[Thanks to Simon Johnson]


CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Parkhead, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Hartshorne Head 42 Limestone quarryman Crich
Elizabeth Hartshorne wife 42   Ayr
Elizabeth Hartshorne daughter 19 Shirt machinist Crich
John Isaac Hartshorne son 18   Crich
Lily Hartshorne daughter 11   Crich
Mary Hartshorne daughter 8   Crich
Thomas Hartshorne son 5   Crich
William McFarland Hartshorne son 2   Crich

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1911: Parkhead, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Hartshorne Head 53 Stone delver Crich
Elizabeth Hartshorne wife 53   Ayr
Lily Hartshorne daughter 21 Domestic servant Crich
Mary Hartshorne daughter 18 Machinist hosiery mill Crich
Thomas Hartshorne son 15 Pony driver underground Crich
William Hartshorne son 12 Public school Crich
Frank Hartshorne son 8   Crich

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Thomas Hartshorne's brothers John Isaac Hartshorne and William Hartshorne are also on the Roll of Honour.