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.