Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 17th May 1918; age 20; KiA.
Residence: 163, Burrell Road, Ipswich.
Employed: since the 1st October 1913, with the Great Eastern Railway. First at the Old Station Yard, Ipswich before being transferred to the Divisional Civil Engineers Office as a Clerical Help.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: 9th October 1915.
Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 889507.
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 149th Brigade (T.F.).
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Selina Barrett, of 163, Burrell Road, Ipswich.
1911 163, Burrell Road, Ipswich.
William was 13 years old and living with his parents.
George Ringer Barrett, 38, a Railway Police Officer – G.E.R., born Moulton, Norfolk.
Selina Barrett (nee Last), 40, born Crowfield, Suffolk.
Soldiers’ Effects to Selina Barrett – mother.
William is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.
GER Toll for the Brave.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society