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Private George BARRETT,  G/5347, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  26th September 1915.

25th August 1893, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of Doctor & Mary Ann Barrett, of 6 Blakewater Street, Blackburn.

17th September 1893, Holy Trinity, Blackburn, baptism, George Barrett, son of Doctor (reed maker) & Mary Ann Bassett of 151 Birley Street, Blackburn.


1911 Census - 105 Ingham Street, Blackburn - Doctor Barrett, head, age 43, married, tapers labourer, cotton mill, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Mary Ann Bassett, wife, age 43, married 22 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, weaver, cotton mill, born Blackburn, Lancashire; May Barrett, daughter, age 20, single, weaver, cotton mill, born Blackburn, Lancashire; George Barrett, son, age 17, single, weaver, cotton mill, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Henry Barrett, son, age 14, weaver, cotton mill, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Sarah Barrett, daughter, age 11, school; William Barrett, son, age 6, school.


29th August 1915, posted BEF.

Enlisted Blackburn, Lancashire.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, at Dud Corner Cemetery, Panel 139, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord Pas-de-Calais, France.


 Inscription - "MEMORIES OF A LOVED ONE BRING MANY A SILENT TEAR"

Photograph by "Geoff Burgess"

Brother Private Henry Barrett, 202296, 2nd/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, died 14th November 1918, age 21. Son of Doctor & Mary Ann Barrett, of 6 Blakewater Street, Blackburn.

Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery, VII G.27. Germany.


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