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World War Two - Casualty List


George Frederick Bartlett


1917 Eastry Registration District

Service No.



The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment

Military Notes:

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.

Family Notes:

Son of
George Frederick Bartlett (17 Jan 1889-1970 )
Harriett Helena Hopkins.(2 Sep 1890- 1958)

Brother of
Constance 'Connie' Margaret Bartlett  (later Cooper)(1913-2000 )
Muriel D Bartlett (later Barnes) (1914- )
Eileen F E Bartlett (1924-2016)

1939 Register: family living at Elmleigh, Hastingleigh

Civilian Occupation:




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.