World War I
William Bartrop

The signal flag representing Number One Pond Cottage
William Bannerman Bartrop was born in Chesterton Cambridgeshire and enlisted in Chelmsford. His mother lived in Chesterton, but William lived in Margaretting with his wife in Pond Cottage, Magaretting, Ingatestone, Essex.
He was a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery Service number 22097, RFA 117th Battery, 26th Brigade. He was killed 15th September 1914 aged 33. The 117th Battery was a regular army unit and was part of the 1st Division
William survived the battering at Mons, which led to the retreat and then stand at the Marne which saved Paris, only to fall in the battle of the Aisne. William is buried in Moulins New Communal Cemetery, there are now 10, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Five special memorials represent graves which cannot now be identified on the ground. He is in good company there with a Lieutenant Colonel, two Lieutenants and a Captain, from the grave records.
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