The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S B Barber


Private Samuel Bryan BARBER, G/16137, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, death assumed on or since, 26th October 1917, age 40.

Born Northampton, Northamptonshire, son of the late Thomas Barber & Mary Bryan Barber, of 24, St. Edmund's St., Northampton, Northamptonshire.

1st April 1877, St Giles, Northampton, baptism of Samuel Bryan Barber, son of Thomas, (labourer), & Mary Barber, Spring Gardens, Northampton.

24th September 1906, All Saints, Northampton, marriage of Samuel Bryan Barber, age 29, bachelor, licensed victualler, 94 Bridge Street, Northampton, father Thomas barber, brewer & Jane Tabor, age 28, spinster, machinist, 94 Bridge Street, Northampton, father Samuel Tabor, basnet maker.

Child - Samuel Bryan Barber, born 22nd October 1916, Northampton.

1911 Census - 94 Bridge Street, Northampton - Samuel Bryan Barber, head, age 34, married, licensed victualler, born St Giles, Northampton; Jane Barber, wife, age 34, married 4 and a half years, no children, born Leicester.

Enlisted Northampton, Northamptonshire, age 38, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 140lbs. Formerly steward. Resided 171 Wycliffe Road, Northampton / 73, Talbot Rd., Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Home 9th December 1915 to 17th October 1916; BEF 18th October 1916 to 26th October 1917.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 9th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 17th June 1916, mobilized; 19th June 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th October 1916, posted BEF, Infantry Base Depot; 5th November 1916, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th November 1916, wounded, slight wound, right leg; 17th November 1916, rejoined Battalion, "B" Company; 26th October 1917, reported missing.

1st July 1918, pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow and one child.

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

NOTE: Regimental History has initials as S P,  Soldiers died in the Great War and CWGC web site both have them as S B.

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