Captain Bartram was the son of the Rev Canon Henry Bartram, the Vicar of St Mary the Virgin Church, Dover and who had previously served as the Vicar of Ramsgate.

133DOV - Funeral of Capt Bartram at Dover 1

134DOV - Funeral of Capt Bartram at Dover 2

Capt Bartram was born at Tunbridge Wells in 1877 and he left a widow and several young children when he died on 16th September 1914 at the Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. His family was living at Linby, Nottingham. Capt Bartram was a professional soldier who had earlier served in the South African War. He was sent to Belgium with his Battery on 17th August 1914 and, soon afterwards, saw action at the Battle of Mons. Owing to privations sustained in that campaign, he had to go into hospital suffering from gastritis. He was brought home to England to the Alexandra Hospital, Cosham where he, sadly, died. Just three days later, the funeral service was held on Saturday, 19th September 1914 at St Mary’s Church, Dover and Capt Bartram was interred at Dover (St Mary’s) New Cemetery close to his mother, who had died in 1909.

A full report of Capt Bartram’s funeral was published in the Dover Express dated 25th September 1914

Image and text courtesy of James Brazier


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