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Edwin Bartlett

  • Service number
    South African 6721 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 Major AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bartlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 6721 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1867 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    South Africa Coach builder AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabella Bartlett (wife), Argyle Street, Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Oct 1899 Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 6721 AWMM
  • Military service
    Bartlett served as a lieutenant in the Hawera Mounted Rifles, NZ Volunteers. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 31 October 1902. Citation: "In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." AWMM
    • Queen's South Africa Medal AWMM
      Queen's SA Medal: Awarded for participation in the Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, and Diamond Hill. AWMM
    • King's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM
      King's SA Medal: Awarded for service in South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902. (Roll states not enlisted but medal not recovered.) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal with oak leaf AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 6 October 1899 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    South Africa Vessel was Waiwera AWMM
    Lieutenant AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1st Contingent, 1 Company AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 1 December 1902 AWMM
    end of Anglo-Boer War AWMM
    Major AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Bartlett was promoted to the rank of Captain while in South Africa. Returned to New Zealand in January 1901.

      In 1901 he was appointed to local Board of Examiners for Officers for Commissions in New Zealand Volunteer Forces for Taranaki. (Stowers, p.146)

      Enlisted in the North Island Regiment Staff 8 NZMR as Major. He departed from Auckland aboard the S.S. 'Surrey' on the 1 February 1902.

      Bartlett settled in South Africa and farmed a property called 'Reipfontein' of 2,000 acres near Elandsfontein in 1902. (Stowers, p.146)

      Bartlett also served in World War One with the South Africa Forces.

      Justice of the Peace. AWMM
    • Son Harry Bartlett (Service number 9292) served in the South African Infantry and was killed in action on 9 April 1917. Public - Bruce - Researcher - 9 February 2016 - CWGC
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About death

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  • Age at death
    76 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 May 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa AWMM
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