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Sergeant Scott Bartleman
Male 1884 - 1915


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  • Prefix  Sergeant 
    Birth  24 Jan 1884  Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 - 111th Battalion  [1
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, 11TH battalion, Service #730043 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Ww1, Sergeant, 111th Battalion, 
    Residence  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  15 Anslie St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  18 Nov 1915  Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Abt 1916  Ainslie St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-100445P 
    Person ID  I100445  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

  • Notes 
    • Galt chauffeur Scott Bartleman, 33, was leading his men over no man's land on the first day of battle when a German bullet tore into his stomach. He died in the night a few hours later. That same day, his brother was wounded in the shoulder by shrapnel and survived.

      Bartleman was a poetic writer who contributed theatre reviews and commentary to the local newspaper. Before he was killed, he wrote home about heavy fighting, intimating that he might not see Canada again. He sent back home for safekeeping a gift he'd received before he departed for the Western Front. The newspaper speculated he "had a premonition that he would meet his death."
      Bartleman pondered God's plan six weeks before fighting and dying at Hill 70. In a moment of peace, he wrote home to reveal how the astonishing beauty of the French countryside exhilarated him, making him feel of small import "when contrasted with such evidence of the existence of a supreme being so all powerful and wonderful."

      Outhit, J. (2017). Poet soldier foresaw his death at battle that was 'worse than Vimy' | TheRecord.com. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7502417-poet-soldier-foresaw-his-death-at-battle-that-was-worse-than-vimy-/

  • Sources 
    1. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, Waterloo-158169P.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 24 Jan 1884 - Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1915 - Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1916 - Ainslie St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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