BARTLETT Alfred Septimus

About Alfred Bartlett

Alfred Septimus Bartlett was born in Greenwich, London to William John and Louisa Mary Bartlett around 1890. His father was a storekeeper at the Royal Navy College in Greenwich. Alfred was the youngest of seven ,children, who all grew up in the Greenwich area. In 1911 Alfred was living at home with his parents and siblings and working as a bank clerk. In March 1913, when he was 22 years old, he arrived in Australia aboard the Persic which disembarked at Albany.

Broome Connection

Alfred’s older brother Stephen was working as a shell opener around 1913, and Alfred joined him around 1914.


The 10th Light Horse waiting to embark for Egypt 1915. Photo: AWM H02008


War Service

The brothers Alfred and Stephen enlisted together in May 1915 and were both assigned to the 10th Light Horse, 8th Reinforcement. They embarked from Fremantle aboard the Anchises in September 1915 and were taken on strength in Helipolis in February, 1916 then immediately marched out to Serapeum. The unit remained in Palestine, where Alfred was wounded in action by a gun shot wound to the head. He died as a result of those wounds two days later.

Enlistment Details


This stretcher bearer together with his mate was continuing under fire in carrying wounded men out of action – he repeatedly returned to the firing line under heavy fire and continued throughout the day in bravely (risking)his life to help wounded comrades – I second his nature for favourable consideration in the event of reward being given. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas John Todd

Other Online Resources

View Alfred Bartlett at the National Archives of Australia
View Alfred Bartlett at the Australian War Memorial