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Bartlett, C R

St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos.

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.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas

Charles Russell Bartlett

Lance Corporal Charles Russell Bartlett
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (Jersey Overseas Contingent)

1914-15 Star

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 23 June 1916


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 3 July 1916

In Memoriam. An in memoriam service for the late Lance Corporal Charles Bartlett of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed on 16 June, was held last evening at St Helier Parish Church, the deceased having for many years been a member of the 3rd Jersey Troop of Boy Scouts attached to that place of worship. Amongst the large congregation present were several members of the deceased soldier's family, Mr Terry and a number of the employees of the latter's firm, where the Lance Corporal was employed previous to leaving for active service. Shortly before the entry of the choir a Colour Party of the St Helier Boy Scouts marched slowly up the aisle, the draped colours being carried. There were many representatives of the Boy Scout movement present. The service was conducted by Reverend J R Paget, formerly incumbent of St Marks, and the Very Reverend the Dean. The latter at the outset of his address said they thought that evening of one of their lads who had given his life for King and Country; it was only when our own boys were in the trenches and in danger of death that we could really sympathise with the bereaved, but all offered their sincere condolences to the widow and bereaved family. The great consolation was, however, the knowledge that our gallant heroes were safe in their everlasting home and that no harm could now come to them. Special prayers were offered for the late soldier and during the service the hymns "I Heard the Voice" and "For Ever with the Lord" were sung.