Tpr Bartlett was the first casualty of the 4th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli. Tpr Bartlett enlisted on 18 August 1914 at Broadmeadows Vic and was posted to A Squadron 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He embarked for Egypt on HMAT Wiltshire on 19 Oct 1914 then going ashore on Gallipoli on 21 May 1915. At 8:00 pm Trooper Bartlett was struck in the stomach by either shrapnel or gunfire. His wounds were dressed and he was evacuated. He died of wounds and was buried at sea on 24 May 1915.
The 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment is an ancestor unit of the modern day 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. The Unit History Room is the custodian of its history. This memento of the first casualty of the 4th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli is both significant and poignant
Framed portrait photo of No 72 Tpr Norman James Bartlett, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment. In glass fronted wooden frame
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No 72 Trooper Norman James Bartlett, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Donated by Frankston RSL Sub-Branch 2016