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Private Albert George BARNES, G/18194, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  3rd May 1917. 

Born Deal, Kent.

26th December 1908, Parish Church, Deal, married Esther Elizabeth Harmer, spinster, 8 South Eastern Terrace, Upper Walmer, Kent.


1911 Census - 8 South Eastern Terrace, Mays Lane, Upper Walmer, Kent - Albert George Barnes, head, age 25, married, domestic gardener, born Deal, Kent; Esther Elizabeth Bares., wife, age 29, married 25 years, no children, born Ramsgate, Kent.


Child - Albert William Barnes, born 2nd June 1911, Eastry, Kent.

Enlisted Sandwich, Kent, age 29, height 5ft 4 inches, 109lbs. Resided 8 South Eastern Terrace, Upper Walmer, Kent. Formerly gardener.

Home, 15th November 1915 to 10th October 1916; BEF, 11th October 1916 to 3rd May 1917.

15th November 1915, enlisted; 16th November 1915, to Army Reserve;  30th May 1916, mobilized and at Canterbury, medically examined, & posted  into 3rd Battalion, The Buffs, 9955;; 10th October 1916, embarked;  11th October 1916, 38 Infantry Base Depot & posted 1st Battalion, The Buffs; 20th October 1916,  transferred 1st Buffs to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1916, joined Battalion; 19th November 1916, 38 Field Ambulance, admitted, N.Y.D. pyrexia; 30th December 1916, rejoined Battalion.

26th November 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow and one child.

27th July 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Esther Elizabeth Barnes, 8 South Eastern Terrace, Upper Walmer, Kent; Child, Albert William Barnes, born 2nd June 1911, 8 South Eastern Terrace, Upper Walmer, Kent; Father, William Thomas Barnes, 2 New Street, Deal, Kent; Brothers - Frederick Albert Barnes, age 37, 95 Britton Street, Gillingham, Kent; John Richard Barnes, age 35, 18 Trinity Square, London; Sidney William Barnes, age 22, 2 New Street, Deal, Kent; Sisters - Lilian Barnes, age 31, 36 Chaucer Road, Herne Hill, London; Edith Blanche Barnes, age 28, 15b Farrier Street, Deal, Kent

Commemorated at  Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France.


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