Private Walter Barnett

Private Walter Barnett

Army Number: 19468

Battalion: 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Castleford, Yorkshire and lived at Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Winter and Rebecca Barnett, of 3 Robinson Yard, Chesterfield. Husband of Elizabeth Barnett. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Chesterfield. He was killed in action, on 1st July 1916, during the attack on the German positions at Ovillers, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 9.

Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France.

Private Walter Barnett is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Thomas the Apostles Church War Memorial, Brampton, Derbyshire.