Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Walkley Historians make First World War discovery

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The First World War researchers have tracked down another photograph of one of Walkley Reform Club’s fallen soldiers.

A press call to County Durham found the great-nephew and a photo of Frank Hartley. Frank was born in Heeley but lived in Crookes for much of his life. He joined the Sheffield Pals on the outbreak of the First World War and was reported missing, presumed killed on the 1st July, 1916 – the first day of the Somme. His great-nephew, Geoffrey Stephen Carrigan, has sent a copy of the photograph, which will be reinstated in the Reform Club’s memorial windows at Walkley Community Centre.

His photograph joins that of James Craven, discovered in North Wales, and the Walkley school ruler of Frederick Moses.


About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

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This entry was posted on October 21, 2013 by in First World War, News.
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