Photograph of Leslie taken on his wedding day courtesy of David


Born: 21st October 1913, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Baptised: 14th December 1913, at St. Mary’s Church, Little Parndon, Essex.

Died: 20th July 1944; age 30; MPK. Ship sunk by a mine off Normandy France. 

Residence: 25, Victoria Street, Mile End, Portsmouth, Hampshire.


Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer; Service Number: P/MX 52951

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Isis.


Memorial Reference:IMG_6454-001

Panel 85, Column 1.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel Bartram & Ethel Mary Bartram (nee Moore), of 39, Horsenden, Greenford, Middlesex; husband of Hilda Marion Bartram, of Cosham, Hampshire.


Father: Samuel Bartram, born July 1887, Newington, London. An Inspector of Work in Progress Dept. – Engineer.

Mother: Ethel Mary Bartram (nee Moore), born May 1886, Highbury, Islington, London.


In 1940, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Leslie married Hilda Marion Kemp, born April 1916, Portsmouth, Hampshire, a bookkeeper and cashier for outfitters – daughter of Charles Wilfred Kemp, a ship joiner and Hilda Kemp (nee Parsons), of 25, Victoria Street, Portsmouth.

They had 1 son.


Probate to Marion Hilda Bartram – widow.


Leslie is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich.


20th July 1944.

H.M.S.’Isis’ was a destroyer, built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. Glasgow, laid down 6th February 1936, launched 12th November 1936, and commissioned 2nd June 1937. Commander Lt. Cdr. Henry Dumaresq Durell, RN. The H.M.S. ‘Isis’ hit a mine 5 miles off North-East of Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy. 20 men were saved, and 155 officers & men lost.


 HMS Isis

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