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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Archibald Edward Thomas Bartley

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Date of birth: 24th May 1903
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Archibald Harold Frederick and Elizabeth Bartley
Wife: Mabel Doris Bartley
Previous occupation: Greenwich Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signal Boatswain
Service Number: J93895
Joined Hood: 10th August 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Signal Boatswain)
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Biographical Information:

Archibald was born on 24th May 1903 at Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents Archibald and Elizabeth Bartley. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1915 to November 1918. He joined the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. He was the husband of Mabel Bartley, of North Kilworth, Leicestershire. He was lost on his 38th birthday.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th November 19183rd July 1919GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/834
4th July 191926th April 1920GangesSignal BoyADM188/834
27th April 192023rd November 1920BarhamSignal BoyADM188/834
24th November 192015th March 1922BarhamOrdinary SignalmanADM188/834
16th March 19223rd January 1923BarhamSignalmanADM188/834
4th January 19235th January 1923Victory ISignalmanADM188/834
6th January 192322nd September 1923Dryad (Caterham)SignalmanADM188/834
23rd September 192327th January 1924Iron DukeSignalmanADM188/834
28th January 19243rd May 1924EgmontSignalmanADM188/834
4th May 19249th May 1924Iron DukeSignalmanADM188/834
10th May 192423rd May 1924EgmontSignalmanADM188/834
24th May 192419th October 1924Iron DukeSignalmanADM188/834
30th June 19244th January 1927Vernon (Vanoc)SignalmanADM188/834
20th October 19249th March 1925EgmontSignalmanADM188/834
10th March 192523rd March 1925BenbowSignalmanADM188/834
24th March 19251st June 1925EgmontSignalmanADM188/834
2nd June 19259th May 1926Iron DukeSignalmanADM188/834
10th May 192629th June 1924Victory ISignalmanADM188/834
5th January 192731st May 1928Columbine (Westminster)SignalmanADM188/834
1st June 192811th January 1929Victory II (Westminster)SignalmanADM188/834
12th January 192912th February 1929Victory I - IIActing Leading SignalmanADM363/373
13th February 192929th April 1929Constance (Seymour)Acting Leading SignalmanADM363/373
30th April 19293rd January 1930Constance (Thistle)Acting Leading SignalmanADM363/373
4th January 193010th January 1930Victory IActing Leading SignalmanADM363/373
11th January 193011th January 1930ResourceActing Leading SignalmanADM363/373
12th January 19305th November 1930ResourceLeading SignalmanADM363/373
6th November 193024th August 1931Egmont (Reserve Destroyers)Leading SignalmanADM363/373
25th August 19317th March 1932Royal SovereignLeading SignalmanADM363/373
8th March 193216th March 1932Victory ILeading SignalmanADM363/373
17th March 193220th June 1932FrobisherLeading SignalmanADM363/373
21st June 193230th September 1932VindictiveLeading SignalmanADM363/373
1st October 19326th January 1933EffinghamLeading SignalmanADM363/373
7th January 193323rd July 1934NelsonLeading SignalmanADM363/373
24th July 19344th September 1934NelsonActing Yeoman of SignalsADM363/373
5th September 19343rd January 1935Victory IActing Yeoman of SignalsADM363/373
4th January 19351st March 1935Victory IActing Signal BoatswainADM363/373
2nd March 193521st January 1938NorfolkSignal BoatswainNavy Lists
22nd January 193831st July 1939GangesSignal BoatswainNavy Lists
1st August 1939 (approximate date)9th August 1940Royal SovereignSignal BoatswainNavy Lists
10th August 194024th May 1941HoodSignal BoatswainNavy Lists

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Archibald's name is in Column 3 of Panel 45.

Detail of Archibald's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)