Bartlett, William Taylor: Lieutenant

Digitized Service Record

Source: April 5, 1917 War Diary Entry.

William Taylor Bartlett, son of P. H. Bartlett to Florence Gwendolyn Scandrett, daughter of L. H. Scandrett. Source

Source: London Free Press. October 21, 1916. Via Allan Miller at Facebook.

Lieut. W.T. Bartlett Cables His Father From England

Mr. P.H. Bartlett, barrister, last night received a cablegram from his son, Lieut. W.T. Bartlett, stating that he had left for France and was to be attached to the 18th Battalion.

Lieut. Bartlett, who was a member of the Bank of Commerce, here, before taking an officer’s course, left for overseas on August 20 with a draft of officers from the district.

Since arriving in England he has been attached to the military school at Shorncliffe, the Canadian base.

Source: London Free Press. October 21, 1916. Via Allan Miller at Facebook.


Bartlett, William Taylor — Lieutenant. Born 31st March, 1897, at London, Ontario, Canada. Father, Phillip Henry Bartlett, Barrister. Educated at Princess Avenue School and London Col- legiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank, 2nd October, 1913. Enlisted, 13th December, 1915, from London, Ontario, branch, in 70th Canadian Battalion, with the rank of Lieutenant. Transferred to 18th BattaUon, in France, 27th September, 1916. Principal actions: Vimy Ridge, Arleux and Fresnoy, 1917. Wounded in the arm and head, 28th May, 1917, at Fresnoy.

Source: “Letters from the front. Being a record of the part played by officers of the Bank in the great war, 1914-1919” by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce


Curious notation in CEF service file. What prompted this inquiry? #WW1 #18thBattalion


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