W. F. Bartlett
Service no. 5710
Regimental Serjeant Major, Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Killed in action on 25 September 1916, aged about 37
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Born in Lambeth; lived in London; enlisted at Kennington
Photo: by kind permission of Chris Barrett
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 William Franklin (given as “Franklyn” on the census return) Bartlett was a Sergeant in the Bedfordshire Regiment at Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire. His birthplace is listed as Kennington. He was 32.
Information from the 1891 census
William F. Bartlett’s father, also called William was a wood carver from Cowley, Middlesex. In 1891, aged 45, he lived with his wife Elizabeth, 36 and born in Chelsea, London, four children (of whom William F. was one), and mother-in-law, 79-year-old Plymouth-born Elizabeth Upcott at 41 St Marys Square, Lambeth.