Thursday, 16 July 2015

Barnes, Ernest - Private (3888)

Private Ernest Barnes
Royal Naval Division,
Died of Wounds 24th April 1917,
Age 24,
Buried St. Catherine British Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

1)  MRS. ERNEST BARNES, OF HASLINGDEN, RECEIVES LETTERS FROM HUSBAND'S PALS.

Mrs. Barnes of Peel Street, Haslingden, has had a letter from pals of her husband, Pte. Ernest Barnes, to the effect that he has died in hospital from wounds received in action, and one of the letters states that the writer assisted at the funeral.
Pte., Barnes joined the Army a year and 11 months ago, and was at the Dardanelles.  He worked in the cardroom at Hardman's Mill, and was connected with Bury Road Baptist Sunday School.

2)  LATE PTE. ERNEST BARNES.  YOUNGEST OF FOUR BROTHERS WHO JOINED UP.

Mrs. Barnes of 1 Peel Street, Haslingden, as previously stated, has had a letter from pals of her husband.  Pte. Ernest Barnes, R.N.D., to the effect that he has died in hospital from wounds received in action.  Private Barnes joined the Army a year and 11 months ago, and was at the Dardanelles before going out to France.  He worked in the cardroom at Hardman's Mill, and was a member of Haslingden Parish Church.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear Husband, Private Ernest Barnes, R.N.D., who died of wounds in France, April 24th, 1917.

"One year has passed, oh, how I miss him,
Friends may think the wound is healed,
But they little know the sorrow,
Deep within my heart concealed.

I will meet him again in the morning,
On the dawn of that beautiful day,
When the time of watching and waiting,
And all sadness is passed away."

From his sorrowing Wife Alice, 1 Peel Street.

"Sleep on, dear brother, and take your rest,
For God takes those He loves the best;
On earth there's strife, in heaven rest;
They miss you most who loved you best."

From his sorrowing Sister and Brother in law, Betsy and Ernest and nephew Allan, 24 Fields Road, Haslingden.

"Fondly I loved them, they are dear to me still,
But in grief I must bend to God's holy will.
My sorrow is great, my loss hard to bear,
But angels, dear loved ones, will guard you with care."

From Sister and nephew, 24 Fields Road, Sykeside.


 1901 - Private Ernest Barnes Census Information - Click over census to enlarge
  
1911 - Private Ernest Barnes Census Information - Click over census to enlarge



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