Lt Col Walter Balfour Barttelot

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Panelling
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lt Col Walter Balfour Barttelot, DSO, Coldstream Guards. Son of Sir Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Bart, and Georgiana Mary Barttelot (nee Balfour). Born at The Manor, Sidmouth, Devon. Educated at Fonthill, East Grinstead and Eton College. Attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment on 6 Dec 1899. Fought in the Second Anglo Boer War. Received the Queen's South Africa Medal with six clasps and the King's South Africa Medal with two. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Barttelot, on 23 July 1900, after his father, Sir Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Baronet, was killed in action during the Boer War. He transferred to the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards on 12 Feb 1901, returning to England with them in Oct 1902. He married Gladys St Aubyn Angove, daughter of William Collier Angove, on 17 Nov 1903. Promoted to Lieutenant on 9 Nov 1903, and to Captain on 18 May 1910. He served in Egypt from 1906 to 1908. From Jun 1911 to Oct 1914 he was ADC and then Military Secretary to Lord Denman the Governor-General of Australia. During WW1 he initially served in France with the 4th (Reserve) Battalion Coldstream Guards from 12 Aug 1914, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Aisne and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre avec palms. He fought in the Gallipoli Campaign from Jul 1915. Promoted Major on 1 Sep 1915. Appointed Brigade Major 40th Brigade on 11 Jan 1916. He was a staff officer in the Mesopotamia expedition and was present at the capture of Kut and Baghdad. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) on 22 Dec 1916, He was appointed Military Attaché to Tehran from 17 Mar 1918 but was murdered aged 38 years. He was buried in grave I. E. 6. of the Tehran War Cemetery.
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Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot, Bart, DSO. Bt Lieut Col Coldstream Guards. S Africa 1899-1902. France, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia 1914-1918, aged 38.

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