Kenneth Floyd Bartley

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Aug 15, 1897

Born at Frankford Ontario to John Wesley and Amelia Margaret (nee Sharp) Bartley


Jan 3, 1918

Drafted into the 1st Depot Battalion of the EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) at Kingston Ontario under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 

Ø      Number 3055137

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Amelia Bartley, mother, of Frankford Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Feb 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita as part of the 3rd Draft of the 1st Depot Battalion EOR


Mar 4, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford.  On arrival at Seaford, the Draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion


Sep 4, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD at Etaples France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 9, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Aubin St Vaast as part of a draft of 69 reinforcements for the 2nd Division


Sep 11, 1918

Left the CC Rein C to join the Battalion


Sep 12, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion along with 23 other reinforcements from the CC Rein C.  The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve near the Droucourt Queant Line


Oct 11, 1918

The 21st Battalion was part of a major advance at Avesnes les Sec.  During that advance, Pte Bartley received a gun shot wound and was evacuated to a Field ambulance for first aid.  He was then transferred to No 30 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 12, 1918

Pte Bartley died of his wounds at the No 30 CCS 

Bucquoy Road Cemetery
Ficheux France

Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs John Bartley, at Campbellford Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, John Bartley, at the same address



During the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2008, Veteran's Affairs Canada conducted a vigil each night for the week leading up to November 11.  This vigil consisted of projecting the names of every Canadian soldier who is listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on various buildings and monuments across Canada, and in London England.  The photo below shows Pte Bartley's name being projected on the outside wall of Canada House in London England.

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