Born: 1882, ‘Mingay House’ Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 22nd December 1901; age 19; Died of Disease, at Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa,


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5370.

Regiment: 4th Mounted Infantry Company, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Clasps Awarded: Transvaal + South Africa 1901 Clasp.


Brother to SAMUEL BARNES. Killed in action at Suffolk Hill. January 6th 1901




1891   Mingay House, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.


John was 9 years old and living with his father, brother, step mother & step siblings.

Samuel Prescott Barnes, 58, an Agricultural Labourer, born Witchford, Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Barnes (nee Alsop), 32, born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

Charles Barnes, 12, born Witchford.

Ada Barnes, 5, born Wilburton.

Arthur Barnes, 4, born Wilburton.

Fred Barnes, 1, born Wilburton.


Soldiers’ Effects to Samuel Barnes – father.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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