The Battle of the Somme started on 1st July and went on for 141 days of horror.

Walter Bartlett was killed in action in the Somme, 14th September. He has no known grave but his name is commemorated, along with the names of 11,000 other Canadians, on the Vimy Memorial, France.

The Memorial Cross sent to his family on his death is now in the Brighton College Archive.

Our thanks go to the Brewer family, who as part of the Lest We Forget Project, discovered the medal and donated it to the College.