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World War Two - Casualty List

Private

George Frederick Bartlett

Born:

1917 Eastry Registration District

Service No.

6288033

Regiment(s)

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 F. Bartlett and
Harriett Helena Bartlett (nee Hopkins.)
Brother of Eileen Bartlett and Connie Bartlett

Civilian Occupation:

Married:

Died:

23/24 October 1943 at sea

Cemetery/Memorial:

Athens Memorial (face5) at Phaleron Cemetery, Greece.
Hastingleigh Church WW2 Memorial Brass Plaque
Hastingleigh and Elmsted War Memorial Cross

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 HMS Eclipse - the ship on which George Bartlett lost his life.

 

  George's Medals, by kind permission of his sister Eileen.