Donald McLarty BARTLETT

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BARTLETT, Donald McLarty

Service Number: 1508
Enlisted: 10 December 1914, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balranald, New South Wales, Australia, 11 April 1889
Home Town: Balranald, Balranald, New South Wales
Schooling: Convent School, Public School, Balranald, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Motor mechanic
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 25), Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balranald War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 6th Infantry Battalion, Albany WA (after a Cpl Hobbs deserted at Albany en-route to Egypt.
7 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1508, 6th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Cpl 1508 Donald McLarty Bartlett was killed in action on 7 August 1915 during the attack on German Officer's Trench. He was part of the first wave of 180 men, of whom only 30 returned.