John Barnacott

Name

John Barnacott

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/09/1915
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sapper
23572
Royal Engineers
23rd Field Company

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
I. C. 16.
France

UK Memorials

Little Berkhamsted War Memorial

Pre War

John was born in 1888 in Nottingham and in 1901 was living with his parents John and Elizabeth and a brother and sister in Hazel Grove, Cheshire. In 1911 he was recorded as a railway construction bricklayer living with his parents in Swansea. John's father was a railway inspector who came to live in Little Berkhamsted.

Wartime Service

John enlisted at Hyde, Cheshire (probably to the regular army prior to the Great War). He landed in France on 19th January 1915 (23rd Field Company accompanied 1st Division) and died of wounds on 25th September 1915 – probably as a result of actions in the Battle of Loos.

Additional Information

Son of John Barnacott, of Little Berkhamsted, Hertford.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope, Jim Maynard