H. C. Bartel
Service no. 493554
Private, London Regiment, 1st/13th Kensington Battalion
Died age 32 on 23 October 1918
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Bartel, of 28 Rita Road, Vauxhall, London.
Remembered at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Information from 1911 Census
In 1911 Harvey Charles Bartell (the spelling is double L in the census) was a 24-year-old clerk, born in Battersea and living with his family in 4 rooms at 28 Rita Road, SW8, with his mother Elizabeth Eleanor (50) and father Charles Joseph (57), a carman*, originally from Poplar, East London. Harvey was the eldest of three sons, the others being Arthur Henry, a gasfitter’s assistant, two years younger, and Sidney Ernest, aged 9 and still at school. Their cousin Edith Hart (22), a draper’s assistant, originally from Faversham, Kent (as was her aunt Elizabeth) lived with them. Three households occupied No 28, probably one family on each floor.
* Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a carman.