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Thomas Barnes was born circa 1881 in Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire. He was the son of William and Isabella Barnes, of 8, Greenbank Terrace, Penwortham.

Thomas served in the 10th (Service) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during the Great War. His service number 25307. He landed in France sometime after 1st January 1916 within a draft of battlefield reinforcements.

On 26th May 1917, Thomas died of wounds that were most likely sustained during the Battle of Arras the previous month. The 10th Battalion were involved at Arras between 23 – 28th April. During this period the Battalion suffered 8 officers and 19 other ranks killed; 112 wounded and 78 missing.

Unfortunately no further service papers have survived.

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Rank: Private
Service No: 25307
Date of Death: 26/05/1917
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Bn.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, XXV. D. 1A.

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2 Responses to 25307 PTE. T. BARNES. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Jen Dawson says:

    Thomas was my grt grt uncle,shame about his Army records.I’de love to know more about him and maybe see what he looked like.

  2. Linda Young says:

    We have only just recently discovered that Thomas Barnes was my great great uncle. I think this website provides a very informative record about a family member, and lots of important information about a very important period in our local and national history, and I will definitely be reading more.

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