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Robert Barnett

Born:
17 Tammuz 5659 (25 June 1899)
Died:
2 Tevet 5675 (19 December 1914)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BAR6318
Other first name:
Raphael
Other surname:
Glitzenstein
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
17 Tammuz 5659 (25 June 1899)
Place of birth:
Mare Street, Hackney

Death

Date of death:
2 Tevet 5675 (19 December 1914)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Ploegsteert Wood
Cause of death:
Killed in Action by the Germans, an attack known as 'Birdcage'
Burial place:
Rifle House Cemetery, Ypres

Places

Addresses

Parents' home:
95 Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington (1914)
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Reason for joining

A family argument prompted Glitzenstein to leave home and enlist in the British Army, upon which he assumed the name of Robert Barnett and joined the 1st Battalion, The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade).


According to: http://theyserved.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Barnett

So young

Robert (Raphael) was one of the youngest soldiers to die during the Great War.

Family

Parents

Father: Barnett (Phillip) Glitzenstein (male)
Mother: Esther Bloomberg (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
5509
Date enlisted/conscripted:
09 October 1914
Date discharged/death:
19 December 1914
Rank at discharge/death:
Rifleman
Assignments
Regiment:
London Rifle Brigade
Battalion/unit:
1st Battalion

Roll of Honour

R. BARNETT, 20 December 1914

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Rifleman
Date of Death:
19/12/1914
Age:
15
Regiment / service:
1st Bn., Rifle Brigade
Cemetery:
Rifle House Cemetery
Grave reference:
IV. E. 10.
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