Thursday, 16 July 2015

Barnes, John William - Lance Corporal (16963)

Lce Cpl John W Barnes
6th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
9th August 1915,
Age 24,
Commemorated Helles Memorial.

Newspaper Memorial:

In loving memory of my dear son, Lance-Corporal John W. Barnes, 16963, East Lancashire Regiment, killed in action at the Dardanelles August 9th 1915, aged 24 years.

"Sleep on, dear son, in a soldier's grave,
A grave I may never see;
But the unknowing grave is the bitterest blow,
None but an aching heart doth know."

From his sorrowing Mother and Brothers on Active Service.

Lce Cpl John William Barnes Census details - Click over census to enlarge