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Sons of T.Doan Bartley in WWII


From the Bonham News  Sept 22, 1944:

"Ladonia Family Has Seven Sons In Service---Five Serving In Navy"

Ladonia, Sept. 18, - Seven sons in the service.
That is the contribution of Mr & Mrs T. Doan Bartley Sr. of this city.

An eighth son, T. Doan Jr., 15, is still at home and is a student in Ladonia High School.

Five sons in the Navy, the other two are in the army.

Paul T. Bartley, Shipfitter 1-C USN, is the veteran of the family. He enlisted in the Navy march 1, 1940 and was at Pearl Harbor when the nips pulled their sneak attack Dec. 7, 1941.

Sgt. A.B. Bartley the oldest son, is in the Army and is now in England. Prior to enlistment, he was employed by The Lone Star Gas Company at Fort Worth.

Arthur Newton Bartley, employed by the gas company at Grand Prairie, is a radio technician, first class, in the Navy, completing his training at Treasure Island on Feb. 12, this year.

John E. Bartley , who was also employed by the gas company at Grand Prairie, is with the Seabees as a machinist's mate, first class. He is thought to have been recently moved to a Pacific base of operations.

Cpl. Robert C. Bartley, US Army Medical Corps, was commended for efficiency and bravery while stationed with a portable hospital unit in New Guinea. He is still in that area.

Chief Petty Officer C.Y. Bartley is with the Seabees and was stationed in the South Pacific for more than a year. Prior to entering the Seabees he was in the Naval Air Corps at Pensacola, Florida for two years. He is now in a hospital in California.

The seventh son of the family in the service is Roy Thomas Bartley, 18, who entered the Navy Feb. 16th this year.

Other members of the family are Mr & Mrs Bartley, T.D., Jr. and Mrs Marshall Pope of Marshall and Mrs R.C. Lawson


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