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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Ernest Boyd Barrett -

Name : Ernest Boyd Barrett

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

Born : 1889, Sandown, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Ernest Barrett, aged 1, is listed as a Visitor with the Love family at 12 Chapel St. Newport.

1901 : Harry and Emily Barrett, with their children (Ernest 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.

Ernest Barrett worked for Briggs & Co and Bishop Bros as a shop assistant in the boot trade. (He is on the left in the apron in the photo of the Briggs & Co shop).
  Service Details :

Private 76812 Ernest Boyd Barrett, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Casualty Details :

Died : 16 Oct 1917, aged 28.

Buried at : Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, 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 :

From the Isle of Wight County Press, 27th October 1917
  Acknowledgments :

Ann Barrett for photographs and documents. Ernest 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 - see Biography
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
Fred Barrett (b 1895)
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Page last updated : 27 March 2014


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