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Rupert W Bartlett

In memory of:

Captain Rupert W Bartlett

November 30, 1917

Marcoing, France

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Citation(s):

Military Cross and Bar, Order of the Crown, Italy

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

and Bar

Additional Information


Son of William J. and Mary Bartlett, of Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) MEMORIAL
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The largest of the battlefield parks established in memory of Newfoundlanders who fell in the First World War is Beaumont Hamel, nine kilometres directly north of the town of Albert. In BEAUMONT HAMEL MEMORIAL PARK, which was officially opened by Earl Haig on June 7, 1925, the monument of the great bronze caribou, emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, stands on the highest point overlooking St John's Road and the slopes beyond. At the base of the statue three tablets of bronze carry the names of over 800 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, and the Mercantile Marine who gave their lives in the First World War and have no known grave. In the lodge, which houses the reception room for visitors to the Park, a bronze plaque, unveiled in 1961 by the Hon. Joseph Smallwood, Premier of Newfoundland, lists the Battle Honours won by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and pays tribute to its fallen. The park is one of the few in France or Belgium where the visitor can see a Great War battlefield much as it was. The actual trenches are still there and something of the terrible problem of advancing over such country can be appreciated by the visitor. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, no unit suffered heavier losses than the Newfoundland Regiment, which had gone into action 801 strong. When the roll call of the unwounded was taken next day, only 68 answered their names. The final figures that revealed the virtual annihilation of the Battalion gave a grim count of 233 killed or dead of wounds, 386 wounded, and 91 missing. Every officer who went forward in the Newfoundland attack was either killed or wounded.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Rupert Bartlett– Captain Rupert W. Bartlett died on 30 November 1917 aged 26. He earned a Military Cross and Bar. He was the brother of famous Newfoundland explorer Captain Bob Bartlett.
  • Photo of RUPERT W BARTLETT– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the Newfoundland Legion magazine “Lest We Forget”. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial
  • Memorial
  • Inscription
  • Photo of Rupert Bartlett– Captain Rupert W. Bartlett in the uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
  • Photo of Rupert Bartlett– Captain Rupert Bartlett wearing the uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
  • Badge– In memory of the men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
who served during World War 1 and did not return home.


Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Text– In memory of the men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
who served during World War 1 and did not return home.


Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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