King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Bartley, Wilfred Roy

Private ▪ Middlesex Regiment

Wilfred Roy Bartley, born on 12th January 1897, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1912, after attending Greenhill School in Moseley. His father, Charles, was a merchant, and the family lived on St Agnes Road, Moseley. His brother, Eric Oswald Bartley, also an Old Edwardian, fought in and survived the war.

There is very little in the School records concerning Wilfred, and curiously the 1911 Census shows that he was not living at home at that time. Before the war, Wilfred became a clerk.

Wilfred enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment as a Private Soldier, and was killed in the Battle of Passchendaele on 31st July, 1917, aged twenty. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate.