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
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.