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Regimental number2698
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
AddressSame as next of kin
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Bartlett, 398 Church Street, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales.
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the 20th Bn, and 6th Field Company Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Army Troop Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 November1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1916 (shell shock), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Outream, 2 August 1916; to England, 4 August 1916, and admitted to Shorncliffe Military Hospital, Kent, 5 August 1916, and transferred same day to Beachboro Park Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 October 1916. Proceeded on furlough, 4 November 1916, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 20 November 1916.

Found guilty, 28 March 1917, of neglecting to obey orders re train travelling: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength, 16th Company, Engineers, 7 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 November 1917.

Attached to 4th Army Rest Camp, 26 July 1918.

Rejoined 1st Army Troop Engineers, in the field, 7 August 1918.

Detached to CRS Corps Troops, in the field, 5 September 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 5 September 1918.

Detached to Corps Cooking School, in the field, 1 November 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wyeema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 June 1919; discharged, Sydney, 26 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 August 1956
Age at death61
Place of burialCapertee General Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARTLETT Cyril

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