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Lance Corporal John Barnbrook

1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 10865

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Family Information

From the 1901 Census - Address 1c Weir St, Coatbridge - Johns brother Joseph Barnbrook aged 24 and his wife Agnes Barnbrook aged 24 and their daughter Lillian Barnbrook aged 4, Agnes` Mother Liza Jones Barnbrook aged 56, Johns brother William Barnbrook aged 15 and John Barnbrook aged 13. See photos for the 1911 England Census (India)

Born / Resided

Motherwell / 11 Burnbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 19/12/1914 at Festubert

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914 previously 31/07/1906 (see employment)

Employed

Regular Soldier. Enlisted 31/07/1906 in the 71st Foot, Highland Light Infantry (6045)

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois Grenier, Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was named after a nearby farm, called by the Army "Y" (or Wye) Farm. It was begun in March 1915 and used by units holding this sector until February 1918. At the Armistice it contained 335 burials, but it was then increased when graves were brought in from the battlefields south of Armentieres. Y Farm Military Cemetery now contains 835 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 288 of the burials are unidentified and a special memorial commemorates one New Zealand casualty believed to be buried among them. Another special memorial commemorates an Indian soldier known to have been buried in Marquillies Communal Cemetery German Extension whose grave could not be found.

Additional Information

John is listed as PRIVATE J BENBROOK on Memorial. Also remembered on the St Johns Church Roll of Honour (wrongly as JOSEPH see photos). John was reburied in Y Farm Cemetery (see photos). See photos for Johns Medal Index Card, his name on the 1911 England Census (India), his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, listed in the De Ruvignys Roll of Honour, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his Headstone Report and his CWGC Grave Registration x 2.

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