Photograph courtesy of Peter.


Born: 4th April 1915, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1945; age: 29, KiA – died in a glider  – Operation Varsity.

Residence: 135, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Pressman – Seed Crusher.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5831708

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, attached H.Q. 6th Airbourne Division.


Originally buried at Haminkeln, Germany. Exhumed, identified and re-buried 12th November 1946.


Grave Reference:


Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,




Father: Phillip Richard Barrett, born 1878, Norwich, Norfolk – died 1927, Ipswich.

Mother: Alice Mary Barrett (nee Holden), born 1884, Crowfield, Suffolk.


In 1938, at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich, Stanley married May Chapman, born January 1913, West Ham, Essex, daughter of Louis William Chapman, a blacksmith for G.E.Railway – signal and telegraph maintenance department and Sarah Ann Chapman (nee Warren), of 2, Bradley Street, Ipswich.

They had 2 children:

Eldon Stanley Barrett, born January 1941, Ipswich.

Bernice Mary Barrett, born 1942, Ipswich.



Stanley and May were living at 135, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich. He was employed as a Pressman – Seed Crusher.

may-chapman-stanley-barrettMay Chapman  & Stanley Barrett

Newspaper picture taken fron the Evening Star – 23rd May 1945.

Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

HQ 6th Airborne Division

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