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Sidney Joseph Bartos

Photograph of Sidney Joseph Bartos, Image kindly provided by Jillian Dun (April 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Sidney Joseph Bartos, Image kindly provided by Jillian Dun (April 2020). Image may be …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sidney Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    • Bartos AWMM
    • M.C. Public - Dale - Researcher - 8 November 2017 - Officers' Book, 14th Brigade, N.Z.E.F.I.P.
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 17904 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 January 1915 AWMM WaimateCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
    19/01/1915 Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge
  • Place of birth
    Waimate Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge
  • Birth notes
    Born to Lily Bartos and Englebert Bartos Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 529 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 529 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Clerk - Dept of Education, Christchurch, NZ Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs L. Bartos (mother), Oxford Street, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs L. Bartos (mother), Oxford Street, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Lily Bartos, (Mother), Oxford St, Waimate, New Zealand
      Mr Englebert Bartos, (Father), Oxford St, Waimate, New Zealand Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married to Mary Constance Sedcole. They were married in the 1950's in London and then moved to New Zealand where they remained married. Seperated shortly before Sid's death in 1990. Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020 - Family Knowledge

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 17904 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    9 December 1943 AWMM
    'This officer was mainly responsible for the capture of a large enemy barge and the annihilation of its crew of 14 at Tambama Bay during the initial stages of the 37th Battalion's operations. While one portion of the party boarded the barge he with the remainder of his party stayed ashore and surrounded the enemy. Part of the enemy then attempted to return to the barge by a small boat, but were met by the fire of those on board and were killed. Lieutenant Bartos then called on the remainder to surrender, but was met by heavy fire. With complete disregard for his own safety he led his party straight at the enemy and annihilated them. The leadership of Lieutenant Bartos on all occasions while in contact with the enemy was outstanding and deserves the highest commendation.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bartos, Sidney Joseph. (Ref. WO 373/44/72). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lt S. J. Bartos, MC; Christchurch; born Waimate, 19 Jan 1915; civil servant. (Source: Gillespie, O.A. The Pacific. p.136.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Hey Dad, Thank you so much for everything you did during the war and for us as children. You were so patient and kind and caring I can hardily imagine you with a gun in your hand although I have a photo on my wall so I know it all occurred. I know the love and caring you showed us as a family would have been the same you would have shown your Battalion. I wish I had understood more when I was younger. I am writing to let you know I understand now Dad. We will never forget and always appreciate. Thank you Dad. xoxo
    Public - Jillian - Child - 25 April 2020
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  • Miss you Grandpa! Thank you for your service.
    Public - Julia - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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Sources

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 the South West Pacific.' (London Gazette, 9 December 1943, p.5373.). Military Cross.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36278/supplements/5373
      Further Reference
    • 'This officer was mainly responsible for the capture of a large enemy barge and the annihilation of its crew of 14 at Tambama Bay during the initial stages of the 37th Battalion's operations. While one portion of the party boarded the barge he with the remainder of his party stayed ashore and surrounded the enemy. Part of the enemy then attempted to return to the barge by a small boat, but were met by the fire of those on board and were killed. Lieutenant Bartos then called on the remainder to surrender, but was met by heavy fire. With complete disregard for his own safety he led his party straight at the enemy and annihilated them. The leadership of Lieutenant Bartos on all occasions while in contact with the enemy was outstanding and deserves the highest commendation.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bartos, Sidney Joseph. (Ref. WO 373/44/72). Military Cross.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7368553
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 13 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 24 AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.136. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020JillianMorayfield, QLD, AustraliaChild
25 April 2020JuliaUPPER CABOOLTUREDirect descendant
08 November 2017DaleAucklandResearcher

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