Private Walter Barrett, 10252

  • Batt - 6
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1895
  • Died - 23/09/1916
  • Age - 22

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of the late Charles Barrett, and Sarah Barrett (nee Watson), his widow and a Sewing Home Worker, born 1875 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Walter was born in 1895 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, his siblings were Florence, born 1894, Charles Ernest, born 1897 and George, born 1899, all his siblings were born in Loughborough, Leicestershire. In March 1901 the family home was at 121, Meadow Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire, this being situated within the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints. In April 1911 Walter was a Woodworker and was residing with his re-married mother and her husband George Russell a Machine Painter, born 1868 in Derby together with his siblings, Florence, Charles and George and step sister Nellie Barrett Russell, born 1902 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The family home was at 2, Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire. His younger brother Charles Ernest also fell. The War Diary entry for the period 19th to the 23rd September records. BERNAFAY WOOD. 90 men engaged daily in building a Brigade HQ battle post. The Battalion employed on working parties, improving communications and support trenches. On the night of the 23rd September the Battalion dug assembly trenches between SWITCH TRENCH ready for occupation by the Battalion of the 24th night.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - Iv E 78, Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'abbe
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
  • Burial Commemoration - Heilly Station Cem., Mericourt-l'Abbe, France
  • Born - All Saints, Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Enlisted - Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Place of Residence - 42 Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

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