William Barton

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WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

William Barton

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank:                                     
Gunner

Service Number:                    
78733

Date of Enlisting:                            
9.12.1915

Date of death:                        
September 1941

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
Not known

 

William enlisted at Hitchin on 9 December 1915 with the Royal Garrison Artillery.  He was posted to various heavy artillery depots on the south coast of England. He served mainly in England but he is listed as having been in the British Expeditionary Force in December 1916, however the next month he was back at a heavy artillery depot, 117th Siege Battery, in England.

William survived the War and was demobilized on 19 January 1919. 

It is not known if he is commemorated on any Honours Roll.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                10.7.1888

Birth Place:                  Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Hinxworth, Hertfordshire                  

Marriage:                     15.8.1916

 

William was the twin son of Frederick and Selina (nee Barton) born at Hinxworth, Hertfordshire on 10th July 1888.  On his military records he was recorded as being a smallholder before enlisting.

He married Alice Maud Austin at Wood Green, Middlesex on 15 August 1916. They had a son, Derek Montague, born 8 April 1920 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

He died in September 1941.

William’s brother Allen also served in WWI,

 

Commentary:

Other references:

 

Name:

William Barton

Birth Place:

Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

September 1941

Enlistment Place:

Hitchin

Rank:

Gunner

Regiment:

Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion:

4th Battalion,

Regimental Number:

78733, previously 3863

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

This page was added on 05/05/2016.
Comments about this page

William Barton was my grandfather.   I never knew him as he died eight years before I was born.  

By Angela Camp (nee BRton)
On 25/10/2018

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