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John James Barnes was born in Walkden, Lancashire. John was the husband of Elizabeth Potter (formerly Barnes), of 4, Allen St, Walkden, Manchester.

When war broke out, John enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and was posted into the 10th (Service) Battalion. He arrived in France with them on 31st July 1915.

Shortly thereafter, John was attached to the 178th Tunneling Company of the Royal Engineers. It was whilst attached to this unit he was killed. The 10th Battalion Adjutant on hearing the news wrote in the war diary;

5th November 1915

…Three privates attached to the 178th Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers, were this day killed by an enemy explosion.

BARNES, JOHN JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 19736
Date of Death: 05/11/1915
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Bn. attd. 178th Coy. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference: I. B. 28; NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

 

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One Response to 19736 PTE. J. J. BARNES. L.N.LAN.R

  1. […] BARNES, JOHN JAMES Rank: Private Service No: 19736 Date of Death: 05/11/1915 Age: 33 Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Bn. attd. 178th Coy. Royal Engineers Grave Reference: I. B. 28; NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Potter (formerly Barnes), of 4, Allen St., Walkden, Manchester. […]

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