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.


Grave Reference:


Meteren Military Cemetery,



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  www.gersociety.org.uk

Royal Field Artillery




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