Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1899, Sproughton, Suffolk.

Presumed dead: 6th June 1918; age 19; KiA.


Rank: unpaid Lance Corporal; Service Number: 42280

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Soissons Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William H. & Bessie Barnard, of 15, Rosebery Road, Ipswich.



1901   7, Virginia Terrace, Freehold Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Henry Barnard, 31, a Labourer – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Bessie Barnard (nee Cook), 27, born Burstall, Suffolk.

Rose Victoria Barnard, 6, born Burstall.

Alfred Dudley Barnard, 4, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Bessie Agnes Barnard, 6 months, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.


1911   15, Roseberry Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 41, a General Labourer – Engineering Works.

Bessie, 37.

Stephen Thomas Barnard, 8, born Ipswich.

Jane Lilian Barnard, 4, born Ipswich.

Harry George Barnard, born Ipswich.


Robert also had a brother ‘Awbie’ Albert William Barnard born January 1915, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Bessie Barnard – mother.







  • This soldier was my Uncle Bob. I never knew him but have researched his career in the Army. My father who was in the 1st Battalion of the Essex Regt. often spoke of him although he himself was only three and a half years old when his brother died. I know his memorial is at Siossons in France. I myself was in the Royal Navy for 12 years. My father was Albert William Barnard, known as ‘AWBIE’.

  • As you will notice my Uncle Bob was killed in action at Soissons Aisne dept.
    My last ship in the Royal Navy, was a destroyer. HMS Aisne. A strange coincidence?


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