Black and white photograph of Private Charles Barrett who died from his injuries sustained during WW1 on this day 14 May 1918 RIP
 Pte Charles Barrett


57094 Pte. Charles Henry Barrett, 9th Bn, North Staffordshire Regt.

A miner from Burnley, Lancashire, Charles was born in 1893.

He was conscripted into service in October 1917 and served at the front as from April 1918.

Trench holding in the Hebuterne Sector, he was wounded in action in May 1918 and died of wounds in hospital at Rouen on 14th May 1918.

Charles is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

14 May 1918 died in hospital from his wounds.


Research by David O'Mara.


REFERENCES British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries; Class: WO 95

The Burnley Express 22nd May 1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( )

Soldiers Died in the Great War – HMSO 1921

Greater Burnley Roll of Honour Pub: Burnley 1920


#1 GORDON PRINCE 2017-05-14 10:54
What a very sad story about this young boy, taken so soon. I read these and am glad we are remembering them for the sacrifice they made. What terrible conditions they went through, despite being an avid follower of the WW1 and reading so much, I cant picture the true life of a soldier in the front line.

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