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Private James BARRETT, G/19864, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 23rd March 1918.

Born Bolton, Lancashire, son of John & Margaret Barrett, 2 Poplar Bank, Rochdale, Lancashire / 105 Buessill? Avenue,  Rochdale, Lancashire; 10 Worsley Grove, Levensholme, Manchester.


1911 Census - 15 Fenton Street, Rochdale - John  Barrett, head, age 48, married, jeweller  dealer, own account, born Rochdale, Lancashire; Margaret Barrett, wife, age 45, married 17 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, born Derby City; Sarah Barrett, daughter, age 15, single, cotton reeler, born Rochdale, Lancashire; James Barrett, son, age 14, hairdressing apprentice, born Bolton, Lancashire.


Enlisted Rochdale, Lancashire, age 19, height 5ft 8½ inches, mole on back.  Resided, 2 Poplar Bank, Rochdale, Lancashire. Formerly hairdresser.

Home 30th December 1915 to 28th June 1916; BEF, 29th June 1916 to 23rd March 1918.

30th December 1915, enlisted into 9th Lancers, GS/4976; 4th January 1916, posted 4th Reserve Cavalry Regiment; 10th January 1916 to 18th January 1916, hospital, boil on right forearm; 28th June 1916, Southampton, embarked, 21 Service Squadron, 21st lancers; 20th July 1916, joined Squadron in the Field; 14th September 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment at Cavalry rates of pay, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th November 1917, proceeded to Italy; 7th December 1917, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.2.; 1st March 1918, to France.

7th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Barrett, 105 Buessill? Avenue,  Rochdale, Lancashire; Mother, Margaret Barrett, 105 Buessill? Avenue,  Rochdale, Lancashire; Sister, Sarah Booth, age 24, 5 Coline? Deep Lane, Hendon, London.

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


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