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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Cecil Harry Barrett -

Name : Cecil Harry Barrett

(His name is sometimes given as Harry Cecil Barrett)

Son of Harry Michael Barrett and Emily Jane Barrett (née Symonds), of Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1883, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1891 : Harry Barrett, with his children including Cecil aged 7, is at 45 Trafalgar Road, Newport. Harry Barrett is a Stoker on Railway Engine.

1901 : Harry and Emily Barrett, with their children (Cecil is not included), are at 45 Trafalgar Road, Newport. Harry Barrett is a General Labourer.

1911 : Harry and Emily Barrett, with their children including Ernest aged 21, are at 6 Barton Road, Newport. Harry Barrett is a Crane Driver. Ernest Barrett is a Shop Assistant.
Emily Barrett listed all her children on the Census return; those not at home have subsequently been crossed out by the Enumerator. From this we see that Cecil, George (William) and Percy Barrett are Privates in H.M. Army, and Arthur Barrett is serving in H.M. Navy. Fred is still at school.

  Service Details :

Private 6933 Cecil Harry Barrett, 1st Bn Dorset Regiment.

Casualty Details :

Died : 'about' 26 Oct 1914, aged 30. (CWGC gives 22 Oct 1914).

Buried at : Hautrage Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Newport Borough War Memorial
St Paul's Church, Barton War Memorial
  Photo Gallery :

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

  Acknowledgments :

Ann Barrett for photographs and documents. Cecil Barrett was the uncle of the late Les Barrett, Ann's husband, whose father was Arthur Stanley Barrett.
  Further information :

All six of Harry and Emily Barrett's sons served in H.M. Forces during WW I.

Cecil Harry Barrett (b 1883) - Private, 1st Bn., Dorset Regiment
William George Barrett (b 1885) - Private, 2nd Bn., Dorset Regiment
John Archibald Barrett (b 1886)
Arthur Stanley Barrett (b 1888) - Steward, Royal Navy, enlisted 1910.
Ernest Boyd Barrett (b 1889)- Private, Royal Army Medical Corps- see Biography
Fred Barrett (b 1895)
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Page last updated : 27 March 2014


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