Project Description

RICHARD REGINALD BARRY 1896–1964

Richard Barry
Photograph from family collection

Brother of John and Frederic

Born 1896 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 7th March 1897 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 4th June 1964, age 67, in Canada

1901 Census

Living on Bingham Rd, Radcliffe on Trent with father Hainsworth, a water works contractor from Wales, mother Rosa and his siblings John born 1895, Frederick born 1899 and Violet born 1901.

1911 Census

Age 14, at school.  Family living in a 7 room house Bingham Road.  Father a public works contractor, employer (sewage works).

Military Service

Returned to UK from Canada on ship Hesperian to enlist, disembarked Liverpool 20.11.1914

Attestation 5.1.1915

Age 19. Occupation, farmer

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 71619

Military Unit: 14th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 16th Brigade, 26th Division. Formerly Royal Field and Royal Horse Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 29.7.15

5.2.15: Posted

29.7.15: France

25.1.16: Transferred to 14th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 16th Brigade Approval given for transfer ‘for the purpose of serving with an elder brother’ on 29.1.1916 (at request of Richard Barry).

19.5.16-27.5.16: Leave to UK

27.2.19: Letter to father  ‘regret no further news received of your son 71619 – will be notified immediately further information received’

2.3.19: Invalided to England with influenza from field hospital

29.3.19: Discharged from Bagthorpe Hospital (on site of Nottingham City Hospital) and demobilised.

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Lorne Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Military record states his last employer before joining army was Jas Ross, Manitoba, Canada. Applied for repatriation to Canada in 1919. References given by Robert Hallam and Samuel Barratt. He is on Ancestry records of arrivals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also on findmypast lists for travel to Canada in 1923.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.