Owen Barnes

Name: Owen Barnes

1893 - 11th September 1916

Place of Birth: Arlesey

Occupation: Farm Labourer

Division: 1st/8th T.F. Battalion

Regiment:  Middlesex Regiment

Rank: Private

Commemorated:  Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B, Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, France


Person(s) placing the cross on behalf of the Arlesey Remembers You Project: Jane & Richard Waterhouse

Owen Barnes was born in 1893, to Edward and Agnes Barnes. Owen's family lived at Wilbury Farm, Arlesey where his father, Edward, was a horse-keeper. He attended Ickleford Public School. At the last census taken in 1911 he had 7 brothers and 1 sister still living, and was a farm labourer. Owen joined the Middlesex Territorials on 8th March 1916, serving with the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders from 8th July. He was a farm labourer before he became a private in the Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). He was killed in action on 11th September 1916. Owen is listed at the Thiepval Memorial as one of 'The Missing of the Somme'

By Barney Castle aged 10






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