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Regimental number1970
Date of birth3 September 1897
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMarryatville State School, Norwood High School, South Australia
OccupationCoach trimmer
AddressKensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Bartholomaeus, East Parade, Kensington, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death6 August 1916
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Grace BARTHOLOMEAUS, 45 East Parade, Kensington, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3907 Pte Stanley Bertram BARTHOLOMEUS, 32nd Bn, effective abroad (still overseas); 172 Corporal Hubert Alexander BARTHOLOMEUS, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 October 1917; Leslie Norman BARTHOLOMEUS, Royal Australian Navy (b. 15 April 1895; enl. 20 October 1912; served HMA Ships Australia' and 'Fantome'.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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