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Baltrop. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 94173


Possibly: Private Henry (Harry) Charles BARLTROP (1886-1916). NZEF Service # 6/2063; Private, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th (Nelson) Company, 5th Reinforcements, NZEF. Born 7 October 1886 - at Nelson. Harry was the son of Alfred Barltrop - of Nelson. Harry was also the brother of Lance Corporal Frank Barltrop : NZEF Service # 2062; Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 5th Reinforcements, NZEF. Frank was killed in action - on 17 September 1916 - at the Somme, France - 10 days before his older brother Harry (who was killed in action on 27 September 1916 - also at the Somme, France). Frank was 22 years of age. Prior to enlistment for war service Harry Barltrop was a Bushman - employed by Brownlee & Company - at Canvastown, Marlborough District. Harry enlisted - at Nelson - with his younger brother Frank. Prior to enlistment Frank was employed as a Jeweller at Nelson. The brothers were issued with consecutive NZEF service numbers: Frank 6/2062 & Harry 6/2063. Privates Harry & Frank Barltrop trained in New Zealand together - and left together on the same transport ship for overseas war service in 1915. Harry & Frank served together at Egypt (1915); Gallipoli (1915) and France (1916). Harry and Frank were briefly separated when they were both medically evacuated (both sick) from Gallipoli. Harry was sent to a hospital in Manchester, England - and Frank to a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. The brothers were re-united - in January 1916 - at Egypt. They left Egypt together - on 6 April 1916 - for war service at France. Both Harry & Frank were posted to the Somme Sector, Armentieres, France. On 17 September 1916 Lance Corporal Frank Barltrop was killed in action - at the Somme, Armentieres, France. Ten days later - on 27 September 1916 - Harry was also killed in action - at the Somme, France. He was 29 years of age. Frank has no known grave at Armentieres, France - but he is remembered on the Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, France. Harry is buried at the AIF (Australian Imperial Forces) Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France (Grave ref: 111.A.4). Both Harry & Frank Barltrop are remembered on the ANZAC Park War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Nelson City. Harry is also remembered on the Havelock War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Havelock, Marlborough. For Private Harry & Lance Corporal Frank Barltrop's full military record refer to New Zealand Online Cenotaph :

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 12-03-2017 01:46:48