27528 Private Edgar BARR (died 7 April 1917)

Born 1882 and killed in action 7 April 1917 in France/Flanders.

Mary Norris, John Stewart & Ian Valentine

Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

27528 Private Edgar Barr was born Oct-Dec 1882, son of Edward & Eliza Ann Barr, West Street.  He was a Plater’s Helper in the Shipyard. The 1901 Census shows him as ‘Under Boatman’ on Royal Corinthian;  1911 Census as ‘Mariner’.  Enlisted Colchester 10 October 1915.

He served in the 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and arrived in Boulogne 2 December 1916.  He was wounded in leg almost immediately and hospitalised 21 December 1916. He rejoined his regiment on 6th March 1917 and was Killed in Action 7 April 1917, aged 34.

He is buried Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, location 1-d-24.  He was awarded British & Victory Medals and is named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.

 

This page was added on 12/06/2015.

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  • The 1901 Census shows Edgar as a boarder at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club House at Port Victoria, Isle of Grain, Kent. As the name suggests it was a Yacht Club House rather than a Yacht so presumably he spent the night in it rather than on it; although it did have a rather nice rooftop balcony!

    By Michael Smither (18/08/2018)

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