Fred Bartlett – A tribute

TRIBUTE to one of the last men who epitomised the era of the great white hunters.

Frederik George Bartlett ( Fred ) was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 5th March 1923 and died in Kasane, Botswana on 27th April 2012.

He married his wife Elizabeth ( Jock ) on 19th April 1947. They had four children: Cecil, Elizabeth ( of which Mike is the oldest son ), Richard and Brian.

After serving in the forces during WW 2, he devoted himself to his love of wildlife. This involved working as a game warden, and later as a professional hunter. He and his family moved to Botswana in 1967 for the hunting season and then settled permanently from 1969. He was a director of the safari company Hunters Africa, and Fred and Peter Kibble, his son-in-law, built the original Old House! During his retirement years he wrote the book “Shoot straight and stay alive”. He became ill a few weeks ago and was nursed devotedly by Jock and family until his death. He is greatly missed by his wife of 65 years, his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Peter Kibble, his sons Cecil, Brian and wife Valerie, his nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren and his nephews and nieces.