Barrett, George William

Barrett, George William

Military History:

Regiment:                                Labour Corps

Rank:                                       Private

Regimental Number:              489778

Previously 7196, 201910

Date of Enlisting:                   15.11.1915

Date of death:                        22.5.1962

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


George enlisted on 15 November 1915 at Bedford, Bedfordshire and was posted to the 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 7196. On 20 December.1916 he was appointed Drummer. He was deemed medically unfit for active duty and on 24 November, as his occupation was a gardener, he transferred to the Labour Corps, Agricultural Division, 482nd Company, Leicester, Leicestershire.  He was discharged on 24 July 1919.

He survived the War and died at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 22 May 1962.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                15.12.1885

Birth Place:                   Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Residence:                    Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Marriage:                      8.9.1910


George was born on 15 December 1885 at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, the third son of Charles and Harriet (nee Smith) Barrett. He married Florence Naomi Pope at Biggleswade on 8 September 1910, and soon thereafter moved to Mill Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was employed by Mr W A Fordham at The Bury as a kitchen gardener.  George and Florence had one daughter, Greta Florence who was born at Ashwell on 1 October 1916.

After being discharged from the army George and his family moved back to Biggleswade.

Florence died in January 1927 and in July 1928 George married Bertha Grant. They had one son, Sidney G, born 1 February 1932.

George died at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 22 May 1962.



Name: George William Barrett
Birth Place: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Residence: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Death Date: 22.5.1962
Enlistment Place: Bedford, Bedfordshire
Rank: Private
Regiment: Labour Corps
Battalion: Agricultural Division, 482nd Company
Regimental Number: 489778

Previously 7196, 201910

Type of Casualty: Survived
Theatre of War: England

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