Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Victoria issue, 3rd type 1874-1901, swivelling scroll suspension with smaller reverse lettering, 114 Quarter Master Sergeant W. Bartlett, Gordon Highlanders Some scratching to reverse centre, edge nicks at 11.0 and 2.0 VF
William was born in Yeovil, Somerset and enlisted in the 2nd battalion Rifle Brigade 13.9.1870 at Weymouth age 18 years, 3 months, occupation a servant. Deserted at Birr on 6.6.1873. Joined the Gordons 19.6.1873, absent for two days.
Served in South Africa (Natal) 5.9.1873 to 10.3.1875. The rest of his service was at home where he married and had 7 children.
Corporal 1876, Lance sergeant June 1876, Colour Sergeant 1879, Quarter Master Sergeant 1879. He served a total of 23 years, 187 days when discharged 3103.1894. L.S. &. G. C. 1.1.1892.