Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Christopher Smales Bartlett

In memory of:

Wing Commander Christopher Smales Bartlett

June 13, 1944

Lille, France

Military Service


Service Number:

39928

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

434 Bluenose Squadron (R.C.A.F.)

Citation(s):

Wing Commander Christopher Bartlett received his first Distinguished Flying Cross while serving with #216 Squadron in Egypt. The Bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross was earned during an attack on Arras, France.

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1917
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

July 1, 1937

Son of Christopher Pennycuick and Dora Margaret (nee Smales) Bartlett, of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Brother of Dick. Bartlett Lake, thirty air miles northeast of La Ronge was named for Wing Commander Bartlett. In 1999, fifteen members of his family visited Bartlett Lake, erected a plaque and raised their glasses in a champagne toast to Wing Commander Bartlett. He was originally buried at Givenchy-en Gohelle Cemetery, in France, and later re-buried at the Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 607 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

4. G. 9.

Location:

Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Wind Commander Christopher Smales Bartlett is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Wind Commander Christopher Smales Bartlett is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance– Calais Canadian War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Calais Canadian War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Calais Canadian War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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