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CARTMELL, Robert Hesketh. Pte 28108 6th Yorks.

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Died of wounds 12 Jan 1917 aged 23. Son of Robert and Mary Cartmell and brother of Percy. He had been born in Egglescliffe but was living in Yarm when he enlisted at Northallerton in the 3rd Yorks in 1916. He had only been in France a short time. Varennes Mil Cem, France

Just after their youngest son Robert was born 0n 10 February 1861, Cuthbert Cartmell a shoemaker and his wife Betsy and family moved from Poulton le Fylde in Lancashire to Egglescliffe. After his father died Robert became a miller of corn. In 1891 he married Mary Anderson and started a family in Eaglescliffe. By 1911 the Catrtmell family had moved to the High Street in Yarm and had 7 children living in the 10 room house. These included Winifred aged 19, Robert Hesketh aged 17, Percy William aged 15, Oswald Cuthbert aged 14, Sylvia May aged 12, Constance Mary aged 8 and Rosina aged 7. oswald signed up for 4 years service in the Territorial Force on 8 April 1914 regiment number 1934. He survived, formed Cartmell Electrics in the High Street and died in December 1967.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.