Regiment: Army Service Corps
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial, Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
Other Memorial: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette [Google]
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Born in Beckenham, Kent to John Hartree and Isa Lizzie (Mursell) Eric lived with his family in Hereford until his parents are shown living at Green Gables, Budleigh Salterton in 1913.
He married Gwendolen Grace Lees just a few months before he was killed. There were no children and later in the 1920s Gwendolen married again and lived in Staffordshire where she originated.
John Hartree (council leader) and his wife continued to live at Green Gables but moved to ‘Westways’ by the 1940s when they died and were buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moor Lane. Roy Smiles Hartree, Eric’s younger brother was living in ‘Ridge End’, Stoneborough Lane, Budleigh Salterton when he died in 1960.
Eric, who was with the Army Service Corps, is remembered on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, as well as on a separate plaque in St Peter’s. He is also remembered at the Beacon Cemetery at Sailly-Laurette on the Somme in France.
E. H. Hartree, Lieut, A.S.C. France is listed under Army (Active Service) in the Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour.
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