Date of birth: April 1895
Parents: Joseph and Maria Barnett
Address: 30 Bowling Green Street
William was baptised at the parish of St Mary’s on 7th June 1896.
At the time of the 1911 census, William (aged 14) was living with his widowed father and older sister Frances Ann (18) at 30 Bowling Street. His father was recorded as being a Bookbinder and William as a General Labourer at the Nelson dale gelatine works.
Warwick Advertiser 7th October 1916 p4 – Roll of Honour
Rank & Number: Private, 3654
Regiment/Service: 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 182nd Brigade, 61st Division
Date of death: Wednesday, July 19, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Fromelles
Commemorated/Buried: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
William signed up with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry on 20th May 1914, and his attestation states his age as 18 years and 33 days.
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office