Other names: Walter Pool
Locations in this story: Yeovil, SomersetIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetBalkansAndover, HampshireTarrant Gunville, Dorset
Story: Walter Pool Bartlett was born in Yeovil, Somerset, on 17th August 1893 and baptised there on 8th November 1893, the son of Herbert Bartlett and Jane Bartlett (née Pool). By 1901 he had moved to Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, and by 1911 to Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and served with the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10009). He served with his unit in the Balkan Theatre of War and on his discharge on 14th February 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Matilda Emma Windsor in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29th March 1921 and the 1921 Census shows them living at Bowers Barn, Iwerne Minster, where Walter was working as a Stockman on the Ismay Estate. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to New Cottages, Red Rice, Andover, Hampshire, and was working as a Cowman. His death was recorded in Andover in 1954.