The National Archives of Australia holds two World War One service records in the name of George Bartlett who enlisted in Brisbane, neither soldier having an obvious connection to the Canungra or surrounding districts.
George Spry Bartlett, service number 133, was 26 years old when he enlisted at the outbreak of war, joining up on August 18, 1914.
An engineer, he was born at Morningside in Brisbane on April 25, 1889, and was married with a wife and child, naming Mrs GS Bartlett, care of Mrs Boyling, Station Street, Albion Park, Queensland, as his next of kin.
Sapper Bartlett boarded the HMAT Karroo on October 20, 1914, as part of the 1st Divisional Signal Company bound for the Middle East. However, on February 5, 1915, he left Suez on the Kyarra and was discharged as medically unfit, with myocarditis, after arriving back in Australia on March 11.
George Edward Bartlett, service number 26, was a tinsmith, 22 years and four months old when he enlisted in the 25th Battalion on February 11, 1915.
He was born in England at Wollescote, Worcestershire, and named his father Mr GE Bartlett of Belmont Road, Wollescote, as his next of kin.
Corporal Bartlett left Brisbane on the HMAT Aeneas on June 29, 1915, and served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. At the war’s end, and now a Sergeant, George Bartlett took a course in making tin trunks in his home town of Wollescote before returning to Australia in October, 1919.
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