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Bartlett, F W

Widford (St Mary) Churchard

Widford (St Mary) Churchyard, Essex

Born at Jersey. Son of John & Eliza Bartlett of Gloucester Road, St Helier.

Died at Fulham Military Hospital, Hammersmith, of wounds received at the Front on 9 May 1915, aged 23 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 9 June 1915

Jerseyman Badly Wounded - Right Arm Amputated. Mr Fred Bartlett, who is employed by Mr Mauger the plumber has, we regret to learn, received news that his brother, Private Frank W Bartlett of the Royal Sussex Territorials, has had his right arm amputated. Mr Bartlett who was years ago in the employ of Messrs R B Colley and Co proceeded to Hastings where he joined the "Terriers". On the declaration of war the Battalion was mobilised and proceed first to Dover and later to the Tower of London, from whence they eventually proceeded to the Front. Only weeks ago news was received by the family that he was lying in Hammersmith Hospital, having been badly wounded by shrapnel in the arm and shot through a leg. It was hoped that with careful nursing the brave lad would recover, but despite all that medical skill could suggest, it was found necessary to amputate the limb; this was done on Sunday week last. Though we cannot help expressing regret that such a serious operation has been deemed necessary, we can only express the hope that he will soon recover sufficiently to allow him to return to Jersey.




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Frank Waylett Bartlett

Corporal Frank Waylett Bartlett
1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

1914-15 Star

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial, Jersey

Interred at the burying place of his grandparents

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 25 June 1915

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 17 June 1915

Another Jerseyman Dies of Wounds. We regret to announce the death of Private F W Bartlett of A Company 5th Royal Sussex Regiment which took place yesterday at Hammersmith Military Hospital. News to that effect was received yesterday by his brother who resides in Clearview Street. It will be remembered that some time ago we announced that Private Bartlett had been seriously wounded and it had been deemed necessary to amputate one of his arms. It was hoped that he would recover after this serious operation but this has not proved the case. We offer our condolences to the bereaved family.