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World War Two - Casualty List
George Frederick Bartlett
1917 Eastry Registration District
The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment
He was rescued from Dunkirk in 1940, then served in Malta for 3 years during the siege of Malta. He was being transferred on a troop ship HMS Eclipse when it ran in to a chain mine striking two mines off Kalimnos enroute from Alexandria Egypt to the Greek Island of Leros. He is commemorated with his 133 comrades lost at sea in the tragedy plus 119 ships crew.
Son of George F. Bartlett and
Harriett Helena Bartlett (nee Hopkins.)
Brother of Eileen Bartlett and Connie Bartlett
23/24 October 1943 at sea
Athens Memorial (face5) at Phaleron Cemetery, Greece.
Hastingleigh Church WW2 Memorial Brass Plaque
Hastingleigh and Elmsted War Memorial Cross
HMS Eclipse - the ship on which George Bartlett lost his life.
George's Medals, by kind permission of his sister Eileen.