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Edwin Bartlett

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bartlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 6721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1866 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabella Bartlett (wife), Argyle Street, Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 6721 AWMM
  • Military service
    Bartlett served as a lieutenant in the Hawera Mounted Rifles, NZ Volunteers. AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 6 October 1899 AWMM Coach builder/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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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    • 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.

      His father was named William Bartlett. 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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  • Death
    27 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    BoksburgTransvaal AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    Further Reference
  • References
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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