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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Date Range
1919-1921
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Bartleman, David R. Sergeant. Enlisted at Galt, November 20, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_064
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bartleman, David R.
Bartleman, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Scotland
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Bartleman, David R. Sergeant. Enlisted at Galt, November 20, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is James Bartleman, Ballater, Aberdeen Scotland. Presbyterian. Since his return he lives at 49 West Main St., South, Galt.
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Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
D.K.
Soldier Last Name
Bartleman
Rank
Major
Regiment
"C" Company
Accession Number
WW2_B_078
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Bartleman, D.K.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"C" Company
Place
n/a
Access Restriction
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Bartleman, Kenneth [clipping] [image] [clipping] 22 Jan. 1944 Local Airman In Rough Trip
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Kenneth
Soldier Last Name
Bartleman
Rank
Pilot Officer
Regiment
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Number
WW2_B_014_D1
WW2_B_014_D2
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Bartleman, Kenneth
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Place
Hamilton [Hometown]
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Hamilton, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Bartleman, Kenneth [clipping] [image] [clipping] 22 Jan. 1944 Local Airman In Rough Trip But Gets Back Amazing and chilling is the story of a return flight from Leipsig made by 23-year-old WO. Kenneth E. Bartleman, bombardier in an R.A.F. squadron, with his mangled plane, and badly-injured crew. "On our way to Leipzig," he wrote his wife, who resides at 20 Doehn Street, "we were attacked bt a night-fighter. The last words we heard from the tail-gunner were: 'Unidentified aircraft on our lower port quarter." "Hell Breaks Loose" "Then plain hell broke loose. He opened up on us with cannon and machine guns. The mip-upper gunner was wounded before he knew what had happened. And then in the next burst the tail-gunner was wounded. The plane was shot full of holes. The tail-gunner shot down the night-fighter, then passed out." Their own plane was barely hanging together. The inter-communication, radio, heat, flaps, wheels and the tail and front turret were out of commission. The starboard engine was hit, and two gas tanks and the starboard outer engine were functioning only enough to work the pump which ran the mid-upper turret. "We got the mid-upper gunner out," narrated the young bombardier. "He had a broken leg and broken shoulder. I went back and got the tail-gunner out. He was wounded in the head and face. "We dropped our bombs then, and came back. Part of the equipment was shot completely out of the fuselage, leaving a hole about four feet long and three feet wide in the floor of the plane. There was a hole in the reat tail plane big enough to put a bathtub in sideways. Plane Crash-Lands "But we still got home," he marvels. "I had to ride in the mid-upper turret in case we were attacked again. Boy! was it cold! The electric heating system was shot away and there was no persplex left in the turret. Just the framework. "We just nicely got back over England, then we crash-landed. Nobody was hurt in the crash," he concluded thankfully. On a previous trip over Berlin, WO. Bartleman stated, they were caught in the searchlights. That night they flew home on three engines, and the rear-gunner shot down a German night-fighter, a Junkers 88. WO. Bartleman was a student when he enlisted with the R.C.A.F. in June, 1941, and has been overseas since October, 1942. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Bartleman, 180 Samuel. [clipping] 15 Dec 1944 Brilliant Piloting By PO. Bartleman Gets D.F.C. Award PO. Kenneth E. Bartleman, 23-year-old Kitchener flier, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, according to an official announcement from R.C.A.F. headquarters in Ottawa. The award is the second won by a Kitchener serviceman this week, FO. W. J. Weicker, Wellington St,. receiving the same award on Monday. PO. Bartleman is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Bartleman, 180 Samuel St., while his wife, the former Grace Schnarr, resides at 20 Doehn St. Both surprised and gratified, the first intimation received by his wife of the decoration was a radio announcement listing the newest group of Canadian airmen to receive medals for heroism. No hint had been received from the young airman that he was to receive a decoration. On Second Tour Nearing the end of his second
[clipping] continued from D1 tour of operations, being on loan to the Royal Air Force, PO. Bartleman hinted in his last letter, however, that there are good hopes that he might return to Canada early in the new year. Enlisting in June, 1941, he has been overseas since October, 1942. Although the action for which the award was made was not mentioned in the announcement, a flight was over Liepzig some months ago was a feat in itself. "We were attacked by a night-fighter," he wrote. "The last words heard from the tail-gunner were: "Unidentified aircraft on our lower port quarter. Then hell broke loose. Shot Full Of Holes "He opened up on us with cannon and machine guns. The mid-upper gunner was wounded before he knew what had happened. And then in the next burst the tail-gunner was wounded. The plane was shot full of holes. The tail-gunner shot down the night-fighter, then passed out. "The inter-communication, radio, heat, flaps, wheels and the tail and front turret were no good, and the inner-starboard engine was hit. Two gas tanks and the starboard outer engine were not doing any work, except turning to run the pump which in turn ran the mid-upper turret. "We got the mid-upper gunner out. He had a fractured leg and a broken shoulder. I went back and got the tail-gunner out. He was wounded in the head and face. "We dropped our bombs then and came back. Part of the equipment was shot completely out of the fuselage, leaving a hole about four feet long and three feet wide, in the floor of the plane." Huge Hole "There was a hole in the rear tail plane big enough to put a bathtub in sideways! "But we still got home. I had to ride in the mid-upper turret in case we were attacked again. Boy! it was cold. The electric heating system was shot away and there was no persplex left in the turret. Just the framework. We just nicely got back over England then we crashlanded. Nobody was hurt any more in the crash." On a previous trip they were caught in the searchlights over Berlin. That night they flew home on three engines, and the rear-gunner shot down a German night-fighter, a Junker 88. [photograph] [KDRIS] [N] Kenneth E. Bartleman [HA] 219 Simeon Street [CO] Student K-W Collegiate [PB] Hamilton, Ont [FME] None [PR] Sgt. [DE] 28/6/41 went overseas Oct 1942 [UE] R.C.A.F. [MS] Married [S] Ken Bartleman
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.
Bartleman, Scott Sargeant. He was killed in action August 15, 1917 at Lens by a Gun Shot Wound
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_065
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bartleman, Scott
Bartleman, Victoria
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service and death]
Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Scotland
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bartleman, Scott Sargeant. He was killed in action August 15, 1917 at Lens by a Gun Shot Wound in the stomach as he was leading his men over No Man's Land. He enlisted at Galt, November 18, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Mrs. Victoria Bartleman, Norman Villa, Forge Rd. Southborough, Kent, England.
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