Barton, Harry John

Barton, Henry (Harry) John

 

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Labour Corps
(
previously Army Service Corps Remounts
Bedfordshire Regiment)

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
703944 (previously R4/095999, 14103)

Date of Enlisting:
31.8.1914

Date of death:
Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Not known

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

 

Harry enlisted at Bedford on 31st August 1914 at the age of 33years 6 months with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 14103. He served only 62 days and was discharged on 31st October 1914 being ‘not likely to become an efficient soldier due to defective vision’. Later, as the need for soldiers became more urgent Harry was enlisted with 23rd Squadron Army Service Corps Remounts, Regimental Number R4/095999. He transferred to the Labour Corps, Regimental Number 703944.  It is not known in which Theatre of War he served but a few Remount squadrons did serve on the Western Front.  It is not known when Harry died.

Harry was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                c1881

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Not known

Marriage:                     Not known

 

Harry was the eldest child of Martha Barton of Ashwell. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Before enlisting he was a farm labourer.

It is not known if Harry married or had children, nor when he died.

 

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Harry John Barton
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Not known
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Bedford
Rank:Private
Regiment:Labour Corps
(previously Royal Army Service Corps, Bedfordshire Regiment)
Battalion:3rd Battalion
Regimental Number:703944
(previously R4/095999, 14103)
Type of Casualty:Not known
Theatre of War:Not known

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