RICHARD REGINALD BARRY 1896–1964
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
Age 4, living on Bingham Rd, Radcliffe on Trent with father Hainsworth, a water works contractor from Wales, mother Rosa and his siblings: John 5, Frederick 2 and Violet born 1901.
Age 14, at school. Family living in a house with 7 rooms on Bingham Road. Father a public works contractor, employer (sewage works).
Returned to UK from Canada on ship Hesperian to enlist, disembarked Liverpool 20.11.1914
Age 19. Occupation, farmer
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
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
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.