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Leslie James Bartlett

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie James AWMM
  • Surname
    Bartlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 46900 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1912 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 2A Bella Vista, Newtown, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. A.E. Bartlett, Station Rd., Papatoetoe (uncle) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 46900 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    10 May 1945 AWMM
    'On the evening of 22 September 1944 until dawn the following day, headquarters, NZ Artillery, at REMINI, Italy, and the regimental areas were continuously under enemy artillery fire which caused repeated failures. Corporal Bartlett, who was in charge of the duty line detachment, was continually exposed to danger from enemy action while maintaining vital line communications to the Regiments. His complete disregard for his personal safety and his devotion to duty were responsible for maintaining communications and enabling information and fire orders to be passed almost without interruption. His bearing and bravery through this period were an inspiration to the remainder of his detachment.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bartlett, Leslie James. (Ref. WO 373/11/614). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'The excitement engendered by the sudden collapse of resistance the previous afternoon was now dampened by the hardening of opposition and the discovery that fresh troops had been put in against the Division. The 6th Field gun positions outside Massa Lombarda were on the fringe of an area heavily shelled by 105s and RHQ was inside this area. Tactical Headquarters of the Division nearby was hard hit and the 6th Field RHQ moved to escape the worst of the shelling. In the ceremonial parade of the NZA in March Corporal L. J. Bartlett of H Section, attached to HQ New ZealandA, had been decorated with the MM. ' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. p. 709n.) AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 10 May 1945, p.2455.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37072/supplements/2455
      Further Reference
    • 'On the evening of 22 September 1944 until dawn the following day, headquarters, NZ Artillery, at REMINI, Italy, and the regimental areas were continuously under enemy artillery fire which caused repeated failures. Corporal Bartlett, who was in charge of the duty line detachment, was continually exposed to danger from enemy action while maintaining vital line communications to the Regiments. His complete disregard for his personal safety and his devotion to duty were responsible for maintaining communications and enabling information and fire orders to be passed almost without interruption. His bearing and bravery through this period were an inspiration to the remainder of his detachment.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bartlett, Leslie James. (Ref. WO 373/11/614). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7353904
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.709n. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.16 AWMM
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