Private George William Barnett, 4628

  • Batt - 2/8
  • Unit - Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 27/04/1916
  • Age - 23

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Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project.
George was killed in action during the Easter Rising in Dublin. He is buried alongside four other members of the British Army who were killed at the same time. Extract of George's army papers submitted by I. Chambers in 2016

Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of William Barnett an Iron Sawyer, born 1870 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire and his wife Kate Elizabeth, born 1868 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. George William was a Shop Assistant and was born in 1893 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, his siblings were John Edward, born 1895 and Walter Charles, born 1904, both siblings were born in Loughborough, Leicestershire. In April 1911 the family home was at 21b, Factory Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - Northern Ireland
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Place - Coll Grave, Eastern Health Board Offices Grounds Of Kilmainham
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
  • Cause of death - DIED
  • Burial Commemoration - Eastern Health Board Offices Grounds Of Kilmainham, Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Born - Wymeswold, Leicestershire
  • Enlisted - Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Place of Residence - 79 Cobden Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

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