Henry James Barber

26516, Private Henry Barber, age 35
2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Killed 01 December 1917

Henry was born in Walton in 1883 to George Barber, Eliza Barber.  Henry had 4 sisters and 2 brothers, living in 1911 in Leopold Cottage, Orwell Road when he worked as a bricklayer.

 

He joined 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt), 26516. He was killed during the Battle of Cambrai, 1st December 1917, aged 35 - this was the first large scale effective use of tanks in warfare history.

 

He is commemorated on Cambrai Memorial Panel 3 Stone L. Henry died during the same battle as Edward Alexander also of Felixstowe. 


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One of these soldiers is Henry, it is not clear which one at present

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Royal Fusiliers

Cambrai Memorial