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Private Frederick Arthur BARTON, G/18246, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 7th October 1916.

28th August 1894, born, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


1911 Census - 55 Westgate Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - Arthur Barton, head, age 47, married, printer & compositor, newspaper & general printing, born, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Lavinia Barton, wife, age 49, married 24 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Dullingham, Cambridgeshire; Frederic Barton, son, age 16, single, clerk seed merchants, born, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Ella Barton, daughter, age 13, school, born, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Walter Barton, son, age 11, school, born, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


16th May 1915, St Mary's Parish Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, married Alice Maud Mary Flack, spinster, 3 Athenacun Lane,  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Child - Frederick Walter Barton, born 1st September 1915, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 21, height 5ft 8¼ inches, weight 114lbs. Formerly clerk. Resided 4 Athenacun Lane,  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Home 29th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 7th October 1916.

29th November 1915, enlisted; 30th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 24th May 1916, mobilized; 1st September 1916, embarked; 2nd September 1916, joined 39th Infantry Base Depot posted 22nd Royal Fusiliers, 2777; 13th September 1916, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

30th April 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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