Geoffrey Bartlett's parents were John Adams Bartlett (1868-1944), solicitor, and his wife Ellen Violet Murray Mayor, daughter of William Mayor, vicar of Shotton, Co Durham.
After Uppingham (Captain in Classics in 1928), Geoffrey went to Pembroke College, Oxford, where in 1932 he achieved a Second in Classics (Literae Humaniores).
Geoffrey then went into teaching. In 1939 he was teaching at St Peter's School, Weston super Mare. He left teaching for soldiering, signing up for the Royal Artillery on 11 Sep 1941; on 29 August 1942 he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Artillery. He was soon promoted, and in October 1945 Captain (temporary) Geoffrey Thomas Bartlett (243428), Royal Regiment of Artillery, was awarded the Military Cross for service in Italy.
After the war, Geoffrey returned to St Peter's, where for his last couple of years a fellow-teacher was John Cleese; the future actor and writer had been able to get a fill-in job at his old school while waiting to go to Cambridge University.
Geoffrey joined The Leas in September 1965. He is fondly remembered as a teacher. He retired from The Leas at Easter 1975, when he reached the age of 65.
Geoffrey does not appear to have married.