Private George Thomas Barnes

Private George Thomas Barnes

Army Number: 20234

Battalion : 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Selston, Nottinghamshire and lived at Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Son of George and Mary Barnes, of The Greyhound Hotel, Mansfield-Woodhouse. He was a colliery labourer prior to enlisting at Mansfield. He was killed in action on 5th July 1916, aged 19, in support of the attack on the German positions at Fricourt/Fricourt Wood, France, during the Battle of the Somme.

Private George Thomas Barnes article
The Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times 11th August 1916.

Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.

Private George Thomas Barnes is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Yeoman Memorial Park, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.