Walter Dorman BARTLEY

BARTLEY, Walter Dorman

Service Number: 9482
Enlisted: 19 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Train
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 8 June 1890
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Cooks Hill Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Died: Acute appendicitis; peritonitis, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 9 March 1924, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Memorials: Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Newcastle Congregational Church, Newcastle Hunter District Water Supply & Sewerage Board Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 9482, 1st Divisional Train
16 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, 9482, 1st Divisional Train, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ballarat embarkation_ship_number: A70 public_note: ''
16 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, 9482, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney
3 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 9482, 2nd MD 1st Australian Divisional Mechanical Transport Company

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery 
Served during The Great War, now resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

98 years ago today, on the Tuesday afternoon of the 11th March 1924, Private Walter (Wal) Dorman Bartley, 1st Divisional Motor Transport Company (Reg No-9482), bookkeeper (office staff, the Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Newcastle, N.S.W.), from 20 Tyrrell Street, Newcastle, New South Wales and 58 Upper Perkins Street, Newcastle, N.S.W., was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 33. METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) H SE. 51.

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 8th June 1890 to Thomas and Annie Bartley, Wal enlisted October 1915 with the 1st Divisional Train at Sydney, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 10.4.1916 (pyrexia (fever), mild).

Wal returned home fit and well September 1919, being discharged on the 3rd November 1919.

Mr. Bartley’s name has been inscribed on the Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Newcastle Central Methodist Mission Roll of Honor, Newcastle (Brown Street) Congregational Church Roll of Honour, The Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board Roll of Honour (photo courtesy of Ed Tonks OAM, unveiled on the 28th September 1915, 4 names originally inscribed, 30 names now inscribed, 5 Fallen), Newcastle Surf Club & Life-Saving Brigade Honor Roll and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

Older brother John (Jack) Frederick (3rd Australian Divisional Train, Australian Army Service Corps, Reg No-10625, born 1884, Annandale, N.S.W., died 1925) resting at the cemetery side by side with Walter. METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) H SE. 53.

There is no indication inscribed on these 2 brother’s headstone plaques of their service during The Great War, probably now long forgotten, so I have placed poppies in remembrance of their sacrifice for God, King & Country.

I will be asking DVA for official commemoration at the gravesites of these Forgotten Heroes of The Great War.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.