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John Reginald Hanlon Bartlett

Birthplace New South Wales Cowra AustraliaPlace of Death New South Wales Tuncurry Australia Date of Birth: January 19, 1893 Date of Death: January 19, 1977


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): John Reginald Hanlon Bartlett 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1893 at Cowra, NSW, Australia (1) (2) 

Date and Place of Death: 1977, aged 84, buried at Tuncurry cemetery, Tuncurry, NSW, Australia (3) (7) 

Nationality: Australian 




He had two brothers – David Roy Brett Bartlett, born 1894, Cowra, NSW 

                                          Lindon Bruce Bartlett, born 1900, Hamilton, NSW. (3) (1) 


Parents: Father: Reginald Hugh Bartlett (2) 

                Mother: Lucinda Hanlon  (2)               

Parent’s occupations: Father was an engineer (2) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

 Occupation: Chemist (4) 

Place of residence at Gretna:  

Job title at Gretna: Chemist 

Marital status: Married (2) (3) 

Spouse name (including male name): 1st wife Louisa Mari Lillace Hasell (2) 

                                                                     2ND wife Muriel Stewart Town (3) 

                                                                     3rd wife  name unknown (3) 

Date of marriage: 1st –  24/02/1914 (2) 

Place/Parish of marriage: St. Andrews Cathedral Church, Sydney, NSW. (2) 

Date of marriage: 2nd – 8/9/1924 (3) 

Place of marriage: Colombo, Ceylon (3) 

Date of Marriage:3rd –  1953, Mosman, NSW (3) 


Children: Lillace Berrima Bartlett, born 7/9/1914, Sydney 

                   Two other children mentioned with John and Muriel on passenger list of SS Mooltan 1935, Bombay – Sydney-, Master John S and Joyce E.  (3) (4)                  

Travels: Arrived in London on the ship “Karmala” from Sydney with his wife and 2 year old daughter 10/11/1916. (4) 

Sailed from Devonport to Sydney with wife and child in 1919. (4) 

Was living in Calcutta in 1925, address given as “Briggs + Co.,  Public Analysts. (5) 


Awards/recognitions: Medals issued – 1914/15 Star 

                                                                        British War Medal 

                                                                        Victory Medal (5) 

Trivia / any other information:  Joined the Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical unit) on 11/8/1914 and embarked at Sydney on the HMAS “Berrima”. Discharged at Brisbane, no date given. Occupation on military records is “Analyst”  (5) (6) 

Sailed to England in 1914 (4) 

Sailed from England back to Australia in 1919 (4) 

Was a member of the Freemasons in 1920 while living in Calcutta (8) 

Escaped injury in 1935 when his Tiger Moth plane crashed on the banks of the Cook River in NSW.(3) 


Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past BMD 
  2. Ancestry BMD 
  3. Ancestry public member trees 
  4. Ancestry passenger lists 
  5. Ancestry Australian WW1 records 
  6. Find my past Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Rolls 1914-18 
  7. Ancestry Find a grave 
  8. Ancestry Grand Lodge of Freemasons Membership Registers 

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