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Nottingham
Father: James Barrie, born in 1865 in Scotland and working as age turner. Mother: Ada Mary Barrie, born in 1864 in Nottingham. Brothers: David William, born in 1899 in Nottingham, Arthur, born in 1902 in Nottingham and Walter born in 1905 also in Nottingham.. Sisters: Ada Mary, born in 1886 at Peckham, London and working as a hosiery machinist, Daisy, born in 1888 at Camberwell, London, Alice, born in 1890 at Camberwell and Maud F., born in 1893 at Nottingham and working as a blouse machinist. The family lived at 1 John Place, Nottingham before moving to 7 Bentinck Street, Sneinton, Nottingham and then to 13 Jubilee Street, Trent Road, Sneinton.
James Barrie worked as a telephone works machinist.
05 May 1915
L/10469
Private
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Pte. Barrie volunteered for service and following training he was drafted to France, arriving on 01/05/1915. He served in the Ypres Salient for four days before he was killed in action, age 19 years. The nature of the fighting was such that his body was never recovered, but his name was commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.
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