Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 8th February 1918; age: 32; Mesopotamia.

Enlistment Location: Fulham, London.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 365555.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 392nd Siege Battery, North Scottish Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Basra War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Barnes, of Ipswich; husband of Nora Mary Barnes, of 48, Felden Street, Fulham, Surrey.




1891   48, Ann Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 4 years old and living with his parents, siblings & widowed, paternal grandfather.

Henry Barnes, 36, a Coachman – Domestic, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

Alice Mary Ann Barnes (nee Keeble), 38, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Ernest Henry Barnes, 10, born Ipswich.

Ellen Maud Barnes, 8, born Ipswich.

Minnie Mary May Barnes, 6, born Ipswich.

Samuel Barnes, 62, an Agricultural Labourer, born Witnesham.


1901   36, Richmond Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 14 years old, a Grocery Assistant for his father. He was living with his father, step mother, siblings, & widowed paternal grandfather.

Henry, 46, a Wholesale Manager – Coop Stores.

Sarah Ann Barnes, 45, born Witnesham.

Ernest, 20, a Wholesale Grocer – Clerk.

Ellen, 18, a Borough School Teacher.

Minnie, 16.

Samuel, 72, an Agricultural Labourer.


1911   40, Pursers Cross Road, Fulham, S.W.


Herbert was 23 years old, a Manger – Grocer. He was living at the home of Frederick Kellaway Woodcock, a Shop Assistant – Grocer.


On the 22nd July 1914, at Fulham Congregational Church, Dawes Road, Fulham, London, Herbert married Nora Mary Willby, born 1887, Fulham, London. Herbert was 28 years old, a Grocer’s Manager, and living at 40, Purser’s Cross Road, Fulham. Nora was 26 years old, a Clerk and living at 47, Parson’s Green Lane, Fulham. They had 1 son:

Donald E. Barnes, born 1915, Fulham, London.

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