Barnes, E J
ERNEST JOHN BARNES
Remembered with honour Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2: Plot III, Row B, Grave 11.
He enlisted at Edward Street, London; appears to have no medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John and Julia (nee GRAY) BARNES.
His parents married 26 December 1889 in Edmonton, Middx. John died 22 September 1939 in the Watford district aged 85; Julia died 27 December 1960 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 94; both buried at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts.
Ernest was born 25 February 1891 in Abbot’s Langley, and baptised 7 June 1891 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley. He resided in Wembley, late of Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he still lived in Abbot’s Langley, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a private gardener aged 20, he still lived in Abbot’s Langley.
Unit3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death01/07/1916
Age at death25
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)