Sir Walter Barttelot, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Walter Barttelot, 2nd Baronet
Born 11 April 1855
Sidmouth, Devon
Died 23 July 1900
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major
Unit 5th Dragoon Guards
1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry
Royal Sussex Regiment
Battles/wars Second Boer War

Sir Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Baronet (11 April 1855 – 23 July 1900) was of the Barttelot Baronetcy and son of Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet.[1] The Barttelots are said to have come into England with William the Conqueror, and to have fixed their residence at a place called "At Ford", in the parish of Stopham Sussex.[2][3]

Early life and military career[edit]

Barttelot was born on 11 April 1855, the first son of Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet and Harriet Musgrave. He was educated at Eton College and subsequently served for some years in the 5th Dragoon Guards, in which he attained the rank of captain, retiring in 1879.[4]

In 1880, he was appointed captain of the 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry, and in 1886, captain and honorary major of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.[4][5]

He held the office of Justice of the Peace for Sussex, the office of Justice of the Peace for Devon and was County Councillor for the Western Division of Sussex.[6][5] He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Barttelot, of Stopham, Sussex on 2 February 1893, after his father died of natural causes on the same day of his second wife's funeral.[1][7]

Following the outbreak of the Second Boer War in late 1899, Barttelot volunteered for service and in early March 1900 was granted the temporary rank of captain in the army while serving with the volunteer company in South Africa.[8] He was killed in action on 23 July 1900 (aged 45) at Retief's Nek, Orange Free State in South Africa.[9][10]


Barttelot married Georgiana Mary Balfour, the only daughter of George Edmond Balfour and Marianna Jowitt of the Manor, Sidmouth, on 3 June 1879.[4][6] He was survived by his wife and two sons.


Barttelot Road, in Horsham, West Sussex, takes its name from the family.[16]


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  2. ^ Burke, Sir John (2007, p. 60). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. Published by H. Colburn, 1847. Original from Harvard University. Digitized 3 Aug 2007. OCLC 185415734
  3. ^ Burke, Bernard (1855, p. 129). A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by Hurst and Blackett, London. OCLC 3257895
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  5. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl (6 February 2011). "Major Sir Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Bt.". The Peerage. Ngaio, Wellington: Lundy Consulting Ltd. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  6. ^ a b Anglo Boer War (2008). Officer casualties, surname B: Barttelot, Captain Sir Walter George Archived 2008-01-02 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 8 November 2008.
  7. ^ a b The Peerage (2008). Barttelot, Sir Walter Barttelot, first baronet 1820-1893. Retrieved on 7 November 2008.
  8. ^ "No. 27170". The London Gazette. 2 March 1900. p. 1434. 
  9. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl (30 January 2011). "Lt.-Col. Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot, 3rd Bt.". The Peerage. Ngaio, Wellington: Lundy Consulting Ltd. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  10. ^ Roll of Honour (2004). Brighton Boer War Memorial: Sir Walter George Barttelot. Retrieved on 16 October 2008.
  11. ^ "No. 30941". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 October 1918. p. 11844. 
  12. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission (2008). Barttelot, Sir Walter Balfour. Retrieved on 7 November 2008.
  13. ^ Casualty Details—Barttelot, Nigel Kenneth Walter, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved on 20 October 2008.
  14. ^ Barttelot, Walter George (2007). The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barttelot. Published by Gardners Books. OCLC 156820417 ISBN 978-1-4325-2753-2.
  15. ^ Lundy, Darryl (6 February 2011). "Edith Hariet Barttelot". The Peerage. Ngaio, Wellington: Lundy Consulting Ltd. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  16. ^ Hidden Horsham — Sussex Police Headquarters Archived 2012-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. (2008). Retrieved on 18 October 2008.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Walter Barttelot
(of Stopham)
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot