Corporal Harold Edwin Barber

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Army Number: 10915

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born and lived at Nottingham, Son of John Henry and Harriet Barber, of 2, Baden Terrace, Rupert Street, Nottingham. He was an iron turner prior to enlisting on 10th August 1908 at Nottingham. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 10th February 1914 and went to France on 8th September 1914. He was promoted Corporal on 21st September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th October 1914, aged 25, when the battalion held position south-east of Bois Grenier, Ennetieres/Escobecques, France against a German attack.

Corporal Harold Edwin Barber article
Nottingham Daily Express 20th October 1915

Commemorated : Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Corporal Harold Edwin Barber is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. George’s Church War Memorial, Meadows, Nottingham.