Three Hartfield brothers went to war and only one survived. They were born to George Hartfield and Clara (nee Payne) and they lived in Streatham and Thornton Heath at various times.
Charles Sydney Hartfield was born on 1 July 1898 in Streatham. He became a porter by trade. He enlisted on 1 June 1915 age 16 years 11 months, although his service records say 19 years 11 months. He was placed in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, number R/13870, where he joined his brother, who was in the same battalion. Charles was wounded in the left shoulder by shrapnel on 3 September 1916 and by gunshot on 22 August 1917. Having survived these injuries, he was killed in action on 20 November 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
( Brian Roote and Image Imperial War Museum