6th Bn K.S.L.I.
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Ruby Hartshorn's Mother passed away in 2004 a small newspaper clipping
came to light, written by me in 1994, and posted in the Shrewsbury
local calling for old soldiers to get in touch regarding my proposed
book. After some time Ruby decided to try the internet and came
across my web site. I recognised the name immeadiately, after chatting
to Ruby it became clear that her late father Arthur, was another
casualty from the incident that occured 17.09.1944 in the Gheel
bridgehead, when Arthur's driver Yanto Evans was killed. Arthur,
who sadly passed away in 1988 suffered a back injury which dogged
him all his life, and was one of the original members of 6 KSLI
who went on to serve bravely with 181 field regiment. Many thanks
to Ruby for adding another slice of history.
Photo 1: 4040501 Pte Arthur Hartshorn. A young soldier ready
to serve his country
Photo 2 : At War - Gnr/Signaller Hartshorn with an unkown Seargant
somewhere in Europe.