The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A C Barnes


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Private Albert Cecil BARNES, G/4397, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders, France, 2nd October 1915.

Born Clapham, Surrey, son of Edward Watkins & Margaret Barnes, Bishop's Croft Cottage, Mount Pleasant, Guildford, Surrey.

18th March 1894, St John The Evangelist, Clapham. Baptism of Albert Barnes, son of Edward Watkins, (engineer), & Margaret Barnes, Gadkin? Street, Clapham.


1911 Census - 22 Leas Road, Guildford, Surrey - Edward Watkins Barnes, head, age 49, married, loco engine driver, London & South Western Railway, born Poyntington, Somerset; Margaret Barnes, wife, age 43, married 22 years, 7 children, 5 still alive, born Richmond Surrey; Archibald Barnes, son, age 20, single, London & South Western Railway, Loco fitters assistant, born Caversham, Oxford; Albert Barnes, son age 17, single, hot water fitters apprentice, born Lambeth, London; Frank Barnes, son, age 14, school, born Guildford, Surrey; Sibyl Barnes, daughter, age 8, school, born Guildford, Surrey.


Enlisted, Worthing, Sussex, age 20, height 5 ft 11 inches, weight 11 stone 7 lbs.  Resided Mount Pleasant, Guildford, Surrey. Formerly fitter.

Home 1st September 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 2nd October 1915.

1st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th January 1915, Medical Examination at Worthing, Sussex; 26th September 1915, posted missing; 26th October 1915, Prisoner of War list, died from shot in abdomen in Feldag 4 on 2nd October 1915.

Buried at Courrieres Communal Cemetery. 26th August 1922, removed & reburied at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, XIII.C.1., Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.


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