BARTRUM, Cyril Frederick
(Service number 24/40)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||27 August 1895||Place of Birth||Creek Station, Geraldine|
|Address at Enlistment||Matahui, Wanganui River|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John Arthur Bartrum (brother), Auckland University, Auckland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||A Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||5 April 1918||Age||23|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Euston Rd Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France|
|Memorial Reference||II. A. 1|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie War Memorial|
Youngest son of Mr B.P Bartrum of Fairlie. Cyril Bartrum was the brother of John Arthur Bartrum of Auckland University, Auckland. Educated at Waitaki High School.
The Wanganui Chronicle, 8 May 1915, reported: "Yesterday's Wanganui enlistments at the local Defence office: C. W. Aldridge, C F Bartrum.
The New Zealand Herald, 27 September 1916, noted that: "Rifleman Cyril Fredericl Bartrum reported wounded in the recent offensive, was educated at the Waitaki Boys' High School, and liter followed farming pursuits, joining the Rifle Brigade from Wanganui early in 1915. He was an excellent swimmer, and 20 years of age. His brother, Mr. J. A. Bartrum is, lecturer on geology at the Auckland University, and his parents havo for some years resided in Fairlie, South Canterbury."
He recovered and returned to the front where he was killed on 5 April in France.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (September 2013); see also Winsome Griffin's family history pages at http://winsomegriffin.com/Cone/Bartrum_CyrilFrederick.html for family history information and portriats; SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015
Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald; Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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