George James Ford (Bullocky) BARTLETT

BARTLETT, George James Ford

Service Number: 4059
Enlisted: 13 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stirling North, South Australia, 1 September 1889
Home Town: Stirling North, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Stirling North Public School and Tarcoola Public School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Walancourt, France, 3 March 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
Also panel 109 at the AWM, Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ceduna Merghiny Maltee & Waranda Pictorial Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4059, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4059, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4059, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4059, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
3 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4059, 27th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Born 1 September 1889 in Stirling North, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 444 Page: 152 District: Fro.)

He was knicknamed "Bullocky" - as he had done alot of bullock driving,
up Tarcoola way.

Father George James Ford BARTLETT and Mother Emily Emma (nee ELLIS)
living with his parents at Chillundie, Waranda Wells, West Coast, South Australia.

Previous Service:  78th Infantry

Described on enlisting as 26 years 3 months old; single; 5' 7 1/2" tall; 158 lbs;
dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

13/12/1915   Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

9/3/1916       Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board RMS Mongolia
                     as a Private with the 27th Infantry Battalion, 10th reinforcements



Last rank held - Gunner in Lewis Machine Guns B Company

3/3/1917        Killed by a shell (fragments to the head and body)
                     at Warlencourt on the Somme, France

He and another man were buried in a shell hole behind the trench he was killed in,
300 yards along Malt Trench, (3/4 mile in front of Warlencourt town), on the right
of the sunken road, as the battalion was being shelled very heavily 
A little wooden cross was placed over his grave.

Later reinterned in:  
                   Warlencourt British Cemetery
                   Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France

Commemorated at his mother's grave in St Judes Cemetery, Brighton, South Australia.


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  10/3/2015.  Lest we forget.