15 May 2015

David Bartlett

This story is tinged with sadness.
3263 David Roy Brett Bartlett enlisted on 7 April 1917 aged 23 and 8 months. David was married to Emily Price and they had a baby - Dorothy. David was killed in action on 6 May 1918. His body was never found and he is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
Dorothy married John Newton and it is their son Tony who I spoke to today.
The medal was given to me last week by Ron H. Ron is a retired Army officer who lives in Canberra. He found the medal at the Australian War Memorial some years ago on an Anzac Day. We met last week over coffee and discussed the medal and graduating from RMC.
The returned medal tally is now 1680.

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