Patrick Francis BARTLEY

Regimental number5331
Place of birthGunning New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, L Bartley, Byalla, via Gunnlng, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "5 and 6 October 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT between 30th September and 2nd October 1918 this man displayed great bravery and devotion to duty in his capacity as a stretcher bearer. Although wounded early in the attack he refused to leave the line and continued for 36 hours attending to the wounded under heavy fire. Throughout this period he displayed an utter disregard for his personal safety and undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal