Bartle was the son of Mrs. Chatburn, of 1, Atkinson Place, Wellington Road, Leeds, and the late Fred Chatburn. The 1911 census records Bartle aged 13 living in Doncaster with his mother Alice who was now married to Frank Fowler, Bartle had one brother Horace Chatburn aged 9 and a sister Lily Fowler aged 1.
Serving in the 2ndBattalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) Bartle was killed in action on 16th August 1917, when his battalion having moved forward at 02:30hrs and following an artillery barrage at 04:45hrs attacked the enemy. Gaining their objectives, they then spent the day under fire and holding off the enemy, they were relived at 23:00hrs. The attack was part of what is now referred to as Battle of Langemarck, (16th – 18th August 1917)
Of 400 men who went into action, 10 officers and 264 other ranks were casualties (killed/wounded/missing). Bartle who was aged 19 is recorded as one of the missing and his body, if found, was not identified. He is commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL (Panel 42 to 47 and 162).