Chatteris WW1 Soldier Reginald James Barrett. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Lieutenant Reginald James Barrett 6th Bn The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Died: 21 August 1918 Reginald Barrett was born in June 1892 in Chatteris. Reginald’s father, John, was a tailor and lived at 27 Victoria St in Chatteris. By 1911 Reginald was an assistant master at a secondary school in Clacton and was boarding at “Clonmel”, Thoroughgood Rd in Clacton. The Cambs Tims of September 6th 1918 describes his route into the Army: “The young officer whose parents now reside at Cambridge was a native of Chatteris. He attended King Edward School from which in 1905 he gained an Isle of Ely Scholarship tenable at the March Grammar School. There under the Rev J T Ford he proved himself a pupil of more than usual ability, passing the Cambridge Senior Examination with distinction. Adopting teaching as his profession he held appointments as a master at a College, Clacton on Sea and the Crossley School Halifax. It was whilst at Halifax he joined the Inns of Courts OTC in Sept 1915. He was gazetted and soon promoted to first Lieut. Towards the end of 1917 he gained the Military Cross for bravery on the field and shortly afterwards attained the rank of Captain. He was a member of West Park St Baptist Church where he was highly esteemed and at the time of his death was in the membership of the Trinity Rd Baptist Church Halifax.” The citation for his military cross gained in 1917 reads “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a counter attack with great dash and determination and drove out the enemy from a post they had taken. He did fine service” Reginald was killed in action on August 21st 1918. He is buried at a small, isolated cemetery in the middle of fields, Warry Copse Cemtery near Coucelles Le Comte. Project File Contains • CWGC Certificate • 1911, 1901 Census • Soldiers Died • Cambs Times Sep 6th 1918 inc photo • Citation • Photos of grave
Date of creationMarch 2014
PlaceChatteris War Memorial
CopyrightChatteris Remembers/Cambs Times
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