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Herbert Walter Barnett

Born:
1879
Died:
25 Iyyar 5675 (09 May 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BAR2896
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1879
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
25 Iyyar 5675 (09 May 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Places

Addresses

Family home:
62 Hamilton Terrace (1911)

Schools

Name:
University College London

Other Organisations

Name:
Stock Exchange
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London Stock Exchange Roll of Honour

He was killed at the head of his men in the attack on Aubers Ridge of 9 May 1915, an historic engagement in which his battalion played a notable part.

“He died," wrote his Major, “leading his men in the true British way, and under the most exacting conditions that any troops could be called on to face." And his Colonel wrote: "His memory will remain with us as a keen and capable English gentleman, always ready to do his share."

The work of the Kensingtons on that day was described by General Sir Henry Rawlinson, then commanding the 4th Army Corps, as “a feat of arms surpassed by no battalion in this great war."

Family

Siblings

Henry Barnett (male)
Philip Barnett (male)

Parents

Father: Maurice Barnett (male)
Mother: Marie Sternberg (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
09 May 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
13th Kensington battalion
Campaigns:
Battle at Aubers Ridge

Roll of Honour

H. W. BARNETT, 09 May 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
09/05/1915
Age:
36
Regiment / service:
13th Kensington Bn., London Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Panel 10.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Stock Broker
Position:
Junior Partner
Organisation:
Bensinger & Co

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