This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Thomas Barnett
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9186
- Rank: Guardsman
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Auchterarder
- Address: 16 Nelson Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Stoker, Broughty Ferry Gas Works
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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