Pte
Cyril Montague Bartlett

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
03/06/1874
Lieu de naissance:
Hampstead, London, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Agriculteur

Informations service militaire

Pays:
New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
33677
Incorporation date:
17/09/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
Unités:
 —  Canterbury Regiment, 3rd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
15/12/1917
Lieu de décès:
Bois du Polygone, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
43

Cimetière

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: IX
Rangée: AA
Tombe: 14

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Cyril Montague Bartlett was a red-haired Englishman, who emigrated to New Zealand at the beginning of the 20th century. He befriended the Ham family. Their son, Private William Arthur Ham (6/246), was reputedly the first New Zealand soldier killed in the First World War (February 5th, 1915. His father, William Ham Sr., died somewhat later. Bartlett married the widow Hester Ham (née Barnwell). In September 1916 he enlisted as well.

In October 1917, after spending a month at the school of instruction, private Bartlett joined his unit in the field. The New Zealand Division was situated in the Polygon Wood area after the end of the Third Battle of Ypres. They spent quite some time on wiring, repairing crumbling trenches and improving defences. The landscape was covered with waterlogged shell holes. The right of the New Zealand position was enfiladed from Polderhoek and a decision was made to capture the spur on which the ruins of Polderhoek Chateau and German pillboxes were situated.

After the unsuccessful attack on Polderhoek on 3 December, the various battalions took turns in the front lines and in reserve. On the night of 15/16th December, the 4th Brigade relieved the 2nd Brigade at the front lines. It is probable that private Bartlett died during this relief. He was buried at J.10.a.60.80., where the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood is now situated. He has a special memorial grave, as he is one of the 35 casualties to be known or believed to be buried among the cemetery.

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Sources 7

"The history of the Canterbury Regiment N.Z.E.F. : 1914-1919", Ferguson D., Whitcombe and Tombs, 1921, page 218 - 223
Sources utilisées
Auckland Cenotaph
https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C802?n=33677&w=World%20War%20I%2C%201914-1918&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
Sources utilisées
Blogpost
http://rustlingsinthewind.blogspot.com/2014/08/cyril-montague-bartlett-1874-1917.html
Autre référence
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480108/bartlett,-cyril-montague/
Sources utilisées
NZEF-Project
https://nzef.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=13697
Sources utilisées
Service Record
https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/FullItem.do;jsessionid=7900BB68C42B910406300E1A8D1CEE04
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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