Born: 1879, Wormley, Hertfordshire.

Baptised: 10th August 1879, at Wormley, Hertfordshire. Parents: Mary Ann & George Richard Barrett, a Telegraph’s Linesman.

Died: 6th September 1902; age 23; Died of Disease, Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa.

Residence: Wormley, Hertfordshire.

Occupation: a Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 19th August 1897.


Military Court: trail at Dover – 11th August 1899.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4665.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal + South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.




1881   Grocer & Pork Butcher Shop, High Road, Wormley, Hertfordshire.


George was a year old and living with his parents.

George Richard Barrett, 27, a Telegraph Lines Worker, born Chingford, Essex.

Mary Ann Barrett (nee Kemp), 25, born Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.


1891   ‘Old Star’ High Street, Wormley, Hertfordshire.


George was living with his widowed paternal grandmother with his father, brother, widowed paternal aunt & cousins.

Frances Barrett, 65, a Bar Keeper, born Sewardstone, Essex.

Richard, 37, a Telegraph’s Linesman.

James Albert Barrett, 9, born Wormley.

Juliana Flora Bovingdon (nee Barrett), 35, born Chingford.

Flora Frances Bovingdon, 11, born Wormley.

Frances Bovingdon, 9, born Wormley.

Lottie Bovingdon, 7, born Chelsea, London.

Keturah Bovingdon, 5, born Wormley.

William Cotterell Bovingdon, 3, born Wormley.

3 lodgers.


In 1891, George’s 35 year old mother, Mary Barrett, and 1 year old sister, Emily Sarah Barrett, were Inmates at the Ware Union Workhouse, Hertfordshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Ann Barrett – mother.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment

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