Cecil Ernest BARTLETT

BARTLETT, Cecil Ernest

Service Number: 2761
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Leasingham, South Australia, 26 February 1892
Home Town: Leasingham, Clare, South Australia
Schooling: Watervale Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 30 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gepps Cross Auburn Ancient Order of Foresters WW1 Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Watervale Public School Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2761, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2761, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2761, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
21 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2761, 32nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shell wound (left thigh)
30 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2761, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred James BARTLETT and Susannah (nee Spackman)

Brother of Elsie May Bartlett, Miriam Edith Bartlett, Clarence Leslie Bartlett, Ada Emily Bartlett and Silvester Bartlett.

Husband of Mary Ellen Bartlett Jemima (nee Dunning) Bartlett. Following Cecil's death Mary remarried and became Mary Nicholson

Cecil and Mary were married on 7 March 1916 in St. Margaret Church, Woodville, SA

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Commemorated in the Strathalbyn Cemetery, SA