Robert John Bartlett

Surname: Bartlett
Other names: Robert John
Other people in this story:
Samuel Bartlett
Edith Bartlett (nee Bedford)
Victoria Annie Burlington
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Stour, Dorset

Robert John Bartlett was born in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry area on 19 Aug 1898 the son of Samuel Bartlett and Edith Bartlett (nee Bedford).  Little is know of his early life but by the time WW1 occurred he enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40987).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he had been attached at times to both the 3rd (Reserve) and 6th Battalions.  He was discharged on 3 Jul 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He was registered on the Absent Voters List in 1918 and 1919 at The Cottage, West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  (No record of his whereabouts at the time of the 1921 Census can be found.)  He married Victoria Annie Burlington in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Shaftesbury Road, West Stour, Dorset, working as a Farm Carter.  His death was recorded locally on 28 Jun 1969


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