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William George BARTLETT
28th61st, Jun 2, 2017
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William George BARTLETT. (Military Medal) Driver 40940, D Battery, 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds at home 19th October 1918 aged 32. Son of Frank Ethelbert and Mary Ann of Quenington. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Grandage, Quenington, nr Fairford, Gloucestershire. husband of Laura Lydia nee Oates who he married on the 24th February 1918 at Ashton Keynes parish church, Wiltshire. At rest together in St Swithin Church Cemetery, Quenington, Gloucestershire.

Some notes from what remains of his army records.
He joined on the 4th January 1906 at Newport Monmouthshire as Driver 40940 Royal Artillery. On the 1st January 1909 he was transferred to the army reserve his period of engagement had expired. On the 19th December 1914 he was mobilized to Woolwich. 25th January 1915 posted to the 59th Howitzer Battery. 29th January 1917 posted to to 58th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Posted to France 12th March 1915. He was shot in the spine and head in France, treated at 4th Canadian Clearing Station then at 14 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, France. Invalided to England on Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth on the 7th October 1918 admitted into Tooting Military Hospital where he died of his wounds a few days later on the 19th October. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. London Gazette supplement 28th January 1918

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