Other names: Charles Albert
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetCheam Common, SurreySturminster, Dorset
Story: Charles Albert Bartley was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 Nov 1899 and was baptised there on 17 Dec 1899 the son of Albert George Bartley and Ellen Bartley (nee Cook). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in Motcombe. He enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 28843). He was later transferred to the 2/5th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 55869). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Violet Mary Hoare at St. Philips Church, Cheam Common, Surrey, on 11 Jan 1930. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Norfolk Cottage, Shorts Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970 and he was buried at St. Mary's Church, Motcombe.