The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Barnes


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Private Frederick  BARNES,  G/18809, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders, France, 18th  November 1916,  age 32.

Born Holloway, London, son of Walter & Mary Barnes


1911 Census - 20 Tremlett Grove, Junction Road, N - Walter Barnes, head, age 59, married, plumber mansion House, City of London Corporation born  Holloway, London; Mary Barnes, wife, age 54, married 33 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, born Bedford; Frederick Barnes, son, age 26, single, stockbrokers clerk, born  Holloway, London; Arthur Barners, son, age 26, single, stockbrokers clerk, born  Holloway, London.


9th April 1914, Holy Trinity Church, East Finchley, marriage of  Ethel Mary Shute, spinster, age 25, 26 Manor Park Road, East Finchley, father Charles Isaac Shute, driver, deceased & Frederick Barnes, bachelor, age 29, clerk, 47 Leslie Road, East Fichley, father Walter Barnes.

?? Children (of Barnes & Wray)- Beatrice Gwyneth? Barnes, born 1st April 1915, Epsom; Richard Ernest Barnes, born 21st October 1916, Cuckfield, Sussex.

Enlisted London, age 31, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 114lbs.  Formerly clerk. Resided 58 Clifford Road, East Finchley, London / 10, Gladsmuir Road, Highgate, London /  156 (Heathview) Etchingham Park Road, Church End, Finchley, London, NW.

Home 15th February 1916 to 1st October 1916; BEF 2nd October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

15th February 1916, enlisted; 16th February 1916, to Army Reserve; 8th June 1916, mobilized; 9th June 1916, posted 3/9 Middlesex Regiment; 2nd October 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 2nd October 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 2nd October 1916, posted 1/7 Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, 4900; 14th October 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Territorial Force & posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th November 1916, posted missing.

16th July 1917, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

Buried at  Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, A8, Somme, France.


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