John Thomas Barnett

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9186
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 38
  • Date of Death: 26.10.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Auchterarder
  • Address: 16 Nelson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Stoker, Broughty Ferry Gas Works
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Lillian Barnett

  • Children:

    Henrietta, born 03.09.1903 & Margaret, born 02.04.1907

More about John Thomas Barnett

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

John Thomas Barnett   9186   2d Scots Guards

YPRES CLAIMS ANOTHER DUNDEE VICTIM

WHO HAD SEEN SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Mrs John Barnett, 16 Nelson Street, has just received word that her husband, Private John Thomas Barnett (38), of the 2nd Scots Guards, was killed in the fighting around Ypres on 26th October.

Private Barnett two years ago completed a period of sixteen years with his regiment, and has since worked as a stoker in Broughty Ferry Gasworks.  He was through the South African War, and came out of it with two medals and six clasps to his credit.

Deceased leaves a widow and two of a family.

Dundee Courier 17th December 1914 

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Micheal Caldwell

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