174882 Charles James William BARTLET, 1 Irish Guards

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembered Little Houghton,Northamtonshire

    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 174882
    Date of Death: 08/02/1944
    Age: 24
    Regiment/Service: Irish Guards1st Bn.
    Grave Reference XX. J. 11.
    Additional Information: Son of William James Garden Bartlet and Mildred Maud Bartlet; husband of Sylvia Mary Bartlet (nee Wilson), of Pangbourne, Berks.
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    Personal Number: 174882
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Name: Charles James William BARTLET
    Unit: Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 12 March 1941
    The undermentioned Cadets, from 163rd, 164th, 166th, 167th, 168th & 170th O.C.T.U's, to be 2nd Lts., except as otherwise stated, 1st Mar 1941
    I. G'ds.
    Charles James William BARTLET (174882).
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    Name: BARTLET, Charles James William
    DOB: 1920, 1st Quarter
    Place of Birth: Lambeth, London
    Residence: Northampton, England
    Parents: William James Garden Bartlet and Mildred Maud Bartlet.
    Wife: Sylvia Mary Bartlet (nee Wilson), of Pangbourne, Berkshire, married 1943, Evesham, Worcestershire
    Photo: Radley College Archives

    Personal Number: 174882
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion

    Orbats: 1Bn, No 1 Company Platoon Commander Italy

    CWGC Link: Casualty Details
    CWGC Certificate:
    Theatre of War: Italy
    Date of Death: 08/02/1944
    Age at Death: 24
    Casualty Type: Wounded, Missing in Action, Presumed Killed

    Cemetery Plan:
    beach head ANZIO.JPG
    Cemetery Photo:
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    Grave Reference: XX. J. 11.
    Headstone Photo:
    Grave Registration:
    BARTLET CJ W doc3718271.JPG BARTLET CJW doc5756149.JPG
    BARTLET C.J.W. doc3757138.JPG
    "Grant him, O Lord,
    Eternal rest
    And let light perpetual
    Shine upon him."

    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    174882 Lieutenant (Acting) Bartlet, Charles James William 1943-44 Irish Guards
    174882 Lieutenant (Acting) Bartlet, Charles James William 1943-44 Irish Guards
    174882 Lieutenant (Acting) Bartlet, Charles James William 1944-45 Irish Guards
    The Times Casualty List:

    Missing Personnel File Details:

    Campaign Medals:

    War Diaries: War Diary: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, September 1939 - July 1944

    Archive Files: WO 417

    Publications: IG History, pgs 254, 259, 264, 290, 315, 316, 359
    Page 359:
    "On the 11th April the Battalion sailed from Naples in the Capetown Castle. Of the 926 men who left Ayr in February, 1943, 326 landed in Liverpool on the 22nd April, 1944. On the beach-head the Battalion lost 32 officers and 714 men, killed wounded and missing. It left behind it in the graveyards outside Anzio 7 officers and 66 men. The bodies of some of the missing dead, such as the gallant Charles Bartlett, were found after the war; the others are still missing. “Quis separabit?” Wherever they lie, they are the 1st Battalion Irish Guards."

    Obituary: Radley College Archives
    "Radlein Obituary, June 18 1944.
    Recorded as Missing June 16, 1946. Missing in Italy, Feb., 1944, now presumed killed, Charles James WilIiam Bartlet, Lt., Irish Guards (E), (Boyd's, Morgan's, G, 1933-38). Charles Bartlet, of whom we have awaited news for so long, has now been officially presumed killed. It is not difficult for those who knew him well to visualise one of the last pictures of him, stemming a rush in the Anzio beach-head by "dealing out grenades, as though from a pack of cards, under the oncoming tanks". As a boy at Radley he was calm and determined in everything that he did and was obviously one who might someday become a leader of men. He was last seen badly wounded and in enemy hands, and no trace of him has since been discovered. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family in their long anxiety."

    War Memorial: Little Houghton, Northamptonshire
    C.J.W.Bartlet Irish Guards.jpg

    Newspaper: The Times, published 28 February 1944:
    BARTLET. - "Reported missing in Feb., 1944, Lieut. C J W BARTLET, Irish Guards. Any information gratefully received by his wife Mary, Aston-Somerville, Broadway, Worcs.

    Irish Times, published 11 June 1945:
    "Lieutenant Charles BARTLET No. 1 Coy., 1st Batt. Irish Guards, wounded night of 7/8 Feb., 1944, at Anzio, has not been heard of since. Would any soldier who may have been with him at the time communicate with Major T.W. KIRKWOOD, Sutton House, Sutton, Co. Dublin"
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    The Times, published 12 Feb 1945:
    PERSONAL:- Repatriated P.O.W. having information for next of kin of any of the following casualties subsequent to date reported missing in Italy (and untraced in spite of official inquiries) are earnestly requested to write to Mrs Shuster, 46, Chelsea Square, London, SW3.
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    Irish Guards: Roll of Honour - WWII Open Resource Group
    Lieut Charles James William Bartlet ( - 1944) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Radley College Archives
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    Hi Clive
    Would you still have the original image of the memorial inscription? This one seems to have been confused with the ones for the post following on.
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    Name: Charles J W Bartlet
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Hatfield
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1920
    Registration district: Lambeth
    Inferred County: London
    Volume Number: 1d
    Page Number: 1092

    Name: Charles J W Bartlet
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1943
    Registration district: Evesham
    Inferred County: Worcestershire
    Spouse: Sylvia M Wilson
    Volume Number: 6c
    Page Number: 493
  6. dbf

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    Never mind, sorry if you've been checking - found it!
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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    hello D

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    Much better, thanks Clive.

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