A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : John Henry Barrett -

Location

In St Mildred's Churchyard, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk

Description

Additional plaque in family grave space.
Headstone

Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : John Henry Barrett
 
Whippingham St Mildred's Churchyard : John Henry Barrett
 
Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF
ALFRED BARRETT
BORN 18TH OCTOBER 1855
DIED 21ST APRIL 1935



IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LUCY MARGARET
WIFE OF ALFRED BARRETT
OF COWES
WHO DIED 7TH JULY 1911
THEY LOVED HER BEST WHO
KNEW HER BEST.



ALSO OF HER ONLY SON
JOHN HENRY BARRETT
SERGT., 5TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGT.,
WHO DIED IN HOSPITAL
AT BETHUNE FRANCE
ON MAY 11TH 1915,
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED
AT RICHEBOURG
ON THE 9TH OF MAY
AGED 31.



AND OF
CECIL EDWARD WILKINS
COMMANDER, R.N.,
H.M.S. "LOWESTOFT"
WHO DIED AT BRINDISI
NOVEMBER 1ST 1918
AGED 32.
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND
OF HER DAUGHTER
MARJORIE LUCY.



ALSO OF HER
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
MIRIAM OLIVE WHITE
1894 - 1974
AND HER HUSBAND
MAJOR
HENRY BASIL HAYDON
WHITE D.S.O.
1890 - 1966


Further Information

John Henry Barrett, son of Alfred Barrett and Lucy Margaret Barrett (née Spurling) of Lammas, Cowes.

Born : 1884, Surbiton, Surrey.

Census Information :

1891 : Lucy Barrett, with her children including John aged 7, and Marjorie aged 11 months, is at her mother's residence at 56, Eversfield Place, Hastings.

1901 : Alfred and Lucy Barrett, with two daughters (including Marjorie aged 10 and Miriam aged 6), and servants, are at Gosbury Hill, Surbiton, Surrey. Alfred Barrett is an Ironfounder.
John Henry Barrett, aged 17, is a Boarder at Rugby School.

1911 : Alfred and Lucy Barrett, with two daughters (including Marjorie aged 20), and servants, are at Old Charlton, Baring Road, Cowes.
John Henry Barrett - not located

Service Details :

Sergeant 5/1887 John Henry Barrett, 5th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment.


London Gazette 24 January 1902

John Barrett was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 25th January 1902 with the 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, but resigned, according to his Short Service Attestation papers for the Sussex Regiment, where he enlisted as Private 6584 on 15 September 1903 at Bury St Edmunds. He was appointed Lance Corporal in December 1903, and Corporal in November 1905. He bought his discharge in 1906.


London Gazette 23 April 1907

He was then commissioned on 3rd March 1907 in the 4th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

It is assumed that on the outbreak of the First World War he was recalled to the colours, and rejoined the Sussex Regiment.

Casualty Details :

Died : 10 May 1915, aged 31.

Buried at : Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...
 

Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 01
Cowes Town War Memorial
Cowes St Mary's Church Roll of Honour
Whippingham War Memorial
Whippingham St Mildreds Church Roll of Honour

All Royal Sussex Regiment casualties are recorded at Chichester Cathedral

Documents :

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS
22nd May 1915
DEATHS
BARRETT:- Died in hospital, from wounds received in action, Sergt. J.H. Barrett, 5th Royal Sussex Regiment, only son of Alfred Barrett, of Old Charlton, Cowes.



National Probate Calendar 1915


 
See Cecil Edwards Wilkins for details of his brother-in-law.
-------------------
Page last updated : 4 December 2012 (added to website)


 
 

 
Site designed by Community Internet Services