Joseph Richard Barton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
  • Service no: 324
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scottish Horse
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 21.09.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 21

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Cowes, Isle of Wight
  • Address: Thomas St, Carnoustie
  • Occupation: Tennant's Chemical Works, Victoria St, Carnoustie
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Barton, Albert Cottage, York St, Cowes

  • Siblings:

    3 brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Jane Barton, 90 Albert St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Joseph Richard Barton

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

Joseph Richard Barton   324   Scottish Horse

SERGEANT JOSEPH BARTON.

The name of Sergeant Joseph Richard Barton, 3d Scottish Horse, whose home is at Thomas Street, Carnoustie, has been added to the burgh’s list of casualties.

The gallant sergeant who has made the supreme sacrifice was a native of Cowes, Isle of Wight, and though only 32 years of age had seen considerable amount of military service.  For twelve years he was in the Royal Field Artillery, and for seven of those years was stationed in India.  On settling down in Carnoustie he was employed at Tennant’s Chemical Works, but on the outbreak of war he at once answered the call and enlisted in the Scottish Horse.

Barton comes of a military family.  He has three brothers, one of whom is connected with the submarine service of the navy; another is a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and the third is employed as a shipwright at a Royal floating dock.

Gunner A. Reid, Lowland H.F.A., a brother-in-law of Mrs Barton’s fell at Gallipoli in September.  Her grandfather was killed at Waterloo, while her father was for many years connected with the Royal Marines.  She has also two nephews on active service, one in the Royal Engineers and the other in the 5th Black Watch.

Broughty Ferry Guide 22nd October 1915

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