St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos
Born at St Clement's, Jersey. Son of Charles &
Justine Bartlett of Wesley Street, St Helier.
Killed in action, aged 24 years.
He was killed in evening of 16th June 1916 whilst serving
on a ration party. He was buried by CSM Le Breton in
Loos Cemetery. Major Stocker wrote to his wife, who
was very ill at the time, 'He was a good soldier
and was next for promotion to Corporal'
Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial
St Helier Parish Church Memorial
and on Old Boys of St James' Company Boys Brigade Memorial
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Friday 23 June 1916
Roll of Honour. Another of the gallant
lads of the Jersey Company 7th Battalion Royal Irish
Rifles, Lance Corporal Charles Bartlett, has made the
supreme sacrifice for his King and Country. The information
was received yesterday by the Very Reverend the Dean,
who was requested to break the sad news to the soldiers
wife, the latter being in a precarious state of health.
It appears that at about 11.20 on the night of 16 June
the Lance Corporal went out with a party to draw rations
(always a dangerous task), and whilst doing this was
killed instantly by shrapnel. He was buried under the
supervision of Company Sergeant Major J Le Breton at
Loos Cemetery, the service being conducted by Reverend
Maud, Church of England Chaplain to the 47th Brigade.
The late Corporal previous to joining the Jersey Company
was employed by Mr J Terry and was a member of the St
Helier Boy Scouts. He was held in the highest regard
by all who knew him and was extremely popular amongst
his comrades. A letter of sympathy has been received
by the widow from Major W A Stocker who, writing from
the trenches, says "We shall miss him. This
means nothing to you who will have to bear most of the
sorrow, he was a good soldier and next for promotion
to Corporal. He was very reliable, as a man who has
given his life in a good cause would be. The officers
and the boys all sympathise and condole with you. Words
are useless to you and only time can assuage your grief.
God comfort you and help you bear the burden. Your very
sincerely, W A STOCKER". To the widow and relatives
we offer our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.
War Graves Commission Record
Picture courtesy of
Mike & Rosemarie Thomas