1. Memorial:Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard ExtensionI. H. 10.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.116
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour27A GQS

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Early Life :

Youngest son of Sir George Christopher Trout Bartley, M.P., K.C.B., and Lady Mary Charlotte Bartley (nee Cole). Born in Marylebone London. Siblings: George H. Cole (b.1865), Lillian Cole (1867), Bryan Cole ((b.1876).

Married Hilda Frederica Skene at The Parish Church (St. Johns)Weymouth 20th November 1902. He was a Lieutenant. In 1904 was resident at 17 The Common, Woolwich and had a son in 1907. By 1911, he had retired as a Captain from the Royal Field Artillery and living with family at The Shooting Box, Shovelstrode, East Grinstead.

Family :

Wife: Hilda Frederica nee Skene later of 55, Courtfield Gardens, London, S.W.5. Native of Weymouth
Son: John (1907)

Probate: BARTLEY, Stanhope Cole of the The Shooting Box, Shovelstrode, East Grinstead, Sussex. Died 12th August 1916 in France or Belgium on active service. Administration at London 9th May to Hilda Frederica Bartley - widow, Bryan Cole Bartley - Engineer and Frances Druce Solicitor.

Education & Career :

Bengeo School, Hertfordshire (1891)
HM Army (1904)

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: D Battery, 176th Brigade, RFA 

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

Detail :

CRAVEN HERALD Article Date: 24 March 1916 HIGH BENTHAM - THE VICAR'S BROTHER KILLED Following closely on the death of his friend, Captain Morrison, the Vicar of St. Margaret's has suffered another bereavement through the war, his brother having been killed in France on March 12th. Captain Stanhope Cole Bartley was the youngest son of the late Sir George Bartley, and of Lady Bartley, of Shovelstrode Manor, Sussex. He was born in 1878 and educated at Haileybury, and the R.M.A., Woolwich. He served in the South African War as a lieutenant in the R.F. and Horse Artillery, and received two medals and six clasps. He was present at the relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Colenso and also at Spion Kop, Vaal Krantz, Tugelo Heights and Pieters Hill. He retired in 1910 and joined the Special Reserve. He was much beloved and respected, as was notified by his Colonel and Chaplains since his death. He was buried in the cemetery at Erquinghem-sur-Lys with full military honours, and as he had only two days before been given command of D Battery, his loss at this critical juncture is more than ever to be deplored, wrote his Colonel. A widow and two children are left to mourn their loss. Source:

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Bayard No. 1615 E.C.London

29th February 1904
23rd April 1904
30th May 1904

His Brother Bryan Cole was also a Freemason

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