• Harry Hartley

Army / Flying Corps

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Adelaide CBD, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

  • Birth

    Cowes, England

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    • Capt Hartley
    • Posted by aussiedigger1, Friday, 10 August 2018

    Temporary Captain (T/Capt) Harry Hartley walks down the steps of the Church of Saint-Firmin, Rue Godard Dubuc, Vignacourt, with his new bride Simone Marie Pécourt, a local Vignacourt woman. 5 January 1918 A captain with the 2nd Australian Motor Transport Company, 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column, Capt Hartley met Simone while he was stationed in the town. After the war they lived in Amiens, where they set up a tyre business. They had two children and stayed in Amiens until the German occupation of France in 1940. Hartley was killed during the evacuations. Captain Harry HARTLEY, 2nd Australian Mechanical Transport Company, Enlisted 21/9/1914 at Adelaide, South Australia, Discharged England 10/7/1919. (Although born in England he was in Australia on business, investigating the feasibility of motor vehicle exports from England for sale in Australia, when the war broke out, so enlisted in Australia. Demobilised 8/7/1919 in England at own request, rather than return to Australia as wanted to remain in France with his wife and run a business - presumably the business was related to motor mechanics or motor vehicle sales, by 1921 was in business as HARTLEY AND PONS in Amiens, France).