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Private William Cartwright


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Private William Cartwright, of the York and Lancaster Regiment, who formerly resided at 11 Albert Street, Harrogate, has died of wounds after an operation. He was called up as a reservist, and had been all through the war.


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Photo – The above is a photograph of Private William Cartwright, of the York and Lancaster Regiment , who died in hospital from wounds received in action, and whose widow resides at 11 Albert Street, Harrogate, he was a Reservist, served some years in India, and was called up on the outbreak of war. He passed through the most severe engagements, yet his letters were always cheerful. He was struck in the arm one day by shrapnel, the bone being very badly broken. On reaching hospital the bone was carefully set, and he appeared to be doing well. A few days after, however, severe haemorrhage occurred, from which he never rallied, and passed away. He was buried in the little cemetery at Boisguillaune with full military honours, the funeral being attended by both French and British troops.


Claro Times – 20th March 1915

Pannal Golf Club – Annual Meeting

……………the report and balance sheet were adopted, and it was decided to keep a permanent record on the minutes of all members who had joined the Forces, and that letters of sympathy be sent to the relatives of Lieutenants Schunck and Yates.

The hon. Secretary, Mr J C Walsham, reported that the full list of members who were serving were as follows : 

H E Appleyard, S Barber, P Barker, H Brown, L S Chappell, H Denton, H Graham Dickens, G Dobson, H F Downes, J G Greenwood, S H Holmes, R B Hudson, H Hansen, B Holroyd, H L Johnson, H Lingard, T C Moxon, A Mann, W Ogden, R J Ogden, J J Powell, A B Phillips, W Porter, E W K Pfeiffer, J Robinson, H Rowles, H F Snowden, A L Tetlow, R McLeod Veitch, B S Worth, E Walker, A H Wilde, P G Williamson.

The following members of the staff are also serving : 

E H Cassidy (professional), Sergeant Major D Johnstone (clerk), Sergeant Major Hope (caddy master), C Pearson, H Clapham, W Cartwright (who has been killed in action), F Harrison, and S Burnley. Caddies – T Atha, C Carter, H Durham, T Halliday, W Hume, C Hutchinson, J Rochford, F Sibson, and R Whorley.



York and Lancaster Regiment

2nd Battalion

Private William Cartwright (7867)

Born : Harrogate

Enlisted : Hounslow, London

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 23rd January 1915

Died of Wounds

France & Flanders



In Memory of


Private 7867 2nd Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment who died on Saturday, 23rd January 1915.

Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/Panel Number:

I. B. 20A.


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