William Barton

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WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

William Barton



Military History:        


Royal Garrison Artillery


Service Number:                    

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        
September 1941

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
Not known


William enlisted at Hitchin on 9 December 1915 with the Royal Garrison Artillery.  He was posted to various heavy artillery depots on the south coast of England. He served mainly in England but he is listed as having been in the British Expeditionary Force in December 1916, however the next month he was back at a heavy artillery depot, 117th Siege Battery, in England.

William survived the War and was demobilized on 19 January 1919. 

It is not known if he is commemorated on any Honours Roll.



Family History:


Date of Birth:                10.7.1888

Birth Place:                  Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Hinxworth, Hertfordshire                  

Marriage:                     15.8.1916


William was the twin son of Frederick and Selina (nee Barton) born at Hinxworth, Hertfordshire on 10th July 1888.  On his military records he was recorded as being a smallholder before enlisting.

He married Alice Maud Austin at Wood Green, Middlesex on 15 August 1916. They had a son, Derek Montague, born 8 April 1920 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

He died in September 1941.

William’s brother Allen also served in WWI,



Other references:



William Barton

Birth Place:

Hinxworth, Hertfordshire


Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

September 1941

Enlistment Place:





Royal Garrison Artillery


4th Battalion,

Regimental Number:

78733, previously 3863

Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 05/05/2016.
Comments about this page

William Barton was my grandfather.   I never knew him as he died eight years before I was born.  

By Angela Camp (nee BRton)
On 25/10/2018