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Lancs Fusilier Barber/Helles


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CWGC has this man as 'Portglenone, Belfast' - not an uncommon mistake. Portglenone is in the Ballymena district (a village about nine miles to the west of the main town).

Can someone do a SDGW effort on this for a wee bit more detail?

Have included paper cutting at bottom.

Going through my files for one last 'scrounge' !

Name: BARBER, JOHN JAMES

Initials: J J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.

Age: 32

Date of Death: 13/06/1915

Service No: 2357

Additional information: Husband of Mrs. Rose Ann Barber, of Tyance, Portglenone, Belfast.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.

Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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Your wish, Master, blah, blah.....

Born Manchester

Enlisted Salford.

Glad to have been of service.

At which point you now need either Forum member Drummy or Rodge Dowson, co-authors of "Hell Let Loose", the Battalion history. If there's owt more worth knowing, Neil or Rodge will know it.

John

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