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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Norbert Richard Baines -

Unknown person
Name :

Norbert Richard Baines.

Son of Edward and Margaret Baines, of Fern Cottage, Palmer's Green, London.
Born 1890, Keighley, Yorkshire.
Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin St Blasius' Church

Service details :

Private (Guardsman) 10169 Norbert Richard Baines, Scots Guards

CWGC record ...

Service records : not found

Medal Index Card : Awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. One of the 2 cards for him gives his name as Robert R Baines.

Date of Death :16 May 1915 aged 24
Where buried or commemorated :Le Touret Memorial, France

Further Information

The connection with Shanklin is not clear. The only birth for a Norbert Richard Baines in the years 1880 - 1890 is registered as Jun 1890 Keighley 9a 192. The 1901 Census for Hampstead St Vincent's Orphanage shows Norbert Baines aged 11 as a Scholar - orphan, but this seems to go against the CWGC entry which seems to indicate that his parents were still alive. The 1911 Census gives him at 71 Crescent Road, Wood Green, London as a clerk in tourist office, boarding with Mary Theresa Lyons, a widow.
Page last updated : 27 December 2009


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