Owen John Thomas BARTLETT


BARTLETT, Owen John Thomas

Service Number: 834
Enlisted: 11 March 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, November 1890
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Mount Costijan State School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Agricultural Machine Expert
Died: GSW to buttock, 59th General Hospital, Rouen, France, 15 October 1917
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 46), France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph, Parkes Remembrance Walk
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
12 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
10 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion, SW buttocks
25 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 17th Infantry Battalion
9 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele, GSW to buttock, left of Polygon Wood during attack. DoW
15 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 834, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Ian Fletcher, Australia and New Zealand in WWI
Remembering the Bartlett brothers from Parkes, N.S.W. Australia.

834 L/Cpl Owen Bartlett, 17th Battalion A.I.F.
Owen was first wounded in June 1916 and was wounded again while alongside his brother at Passchendaele on the 9th October 1917, Owen was evacuated back to the 59th General Hospital at St Omer were he died of his wounds six days later, he now rests in Longuenese (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

4977 Pte Bertie (Bluey) Bartlett, 17th Bn A.I.F.
Bertie had been wounded in the Layton Alley Bombing attack in March 1917 and was later to be killed in action on the 9th October 1917 at Passchendaele, he now rests in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

17th Battalion Not Forgotten