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Private Richard BARNES, G/1247, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 20th September 1917, age 30.

Born, Rotherhithe, SE, son of Mrs. Louisa Barnes, of 87, Chilton Street, Deptford, London, SE8.

Enlisted Deptford, SE, age 28, height 5 ft 3½ inches, 128 lbs. Formerly labourer.

4th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th October 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th January 1915, Chatham, drunk on picquet about 5.00pm, deprived of Lance stripe; 1st April 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th April 1915, Fort Darland, absent from 5.45am Parade, 4 days confined to Barracks; 1st May 1915, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th September 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

4th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Louisa Barnes,  87, Chilton Street, Deptford; Brothers - Henry Barnes, age 37, Vancouver Island, Canada; Edward Barnes, age 36, 2/22 The Green, London Regs?; George Barnes, age 26, Vancouver Island, Canada; William Barnes, age 23, Vancouver Island, Canada; Sisters - Lillian Barn????d, age 34, 4  ??? Brown Street. ??; Bertha Cowling, age 30, 87 Clifton Street, Deptford.

Commemorated at  Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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