Other names: Alec
Locations in this story: Bradford Abbas, SomersetMargaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, DorsetEgyptRomsey, HampshireTestwood, Hampshire
Story: Alec Bartlett was born in Bradford Abbas, Somerset, on 6 May 1894 and baptised there on 9 Dec1894 the son of George Phillips Bartlett and Augusta Eliza Bartlett (nee Morrish). The family lived in various places in Somerset until by 1911 they had moved to Church Farm, Margaret Marsh, Dorset. Alec enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Trooper (Service No. 555). He later formed part of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230038) in Egypt and was promoted to Corporal (Acting Sergeant). He was discharged on 27 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British Service Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Gwendoline Hilda Kate Denning in Romsey, Hampshire, in 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mainstone Farm, Romsey, Hampshire, described as a Farmer. His death was recorded on 2 Dec 1963 and a report stated he was 'last seen alive on 2 Dec 1963 and whose body was found on 29 Dec 1963 at Testwood, Hampshire'. His brothers, Maurice Bartlett and Edgar Bartlett, also served in the conflict.