Archibald (Archie) Barrett

Memorial: Filton - Community Centre

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 10915

Parents: Thomas and Emily Barrett

Marital status: Single

Home address: The Grove, Patchway, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Horse Driver

Date of birth: 27/02/1884

Place of birth: Almondsbury, Bristol

Date of death: 1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried and commemorated at St Peter's Church Filton

Age: 33

Further information:

Archie was born in Almondsbury, the son of a brickyard labourer and the eldest child of seven children with three brothers and three sisters.

In 1901 Archie was employed as a horse driver. In July 1903 he enlisted in the Grenadier Guards when he was described as being 5'1 ¼ " tall and weighing 10st 4lb with light brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. Archie served in the Army in both peacetime and wartime. Pre-war he served at Home and during the war between September 1914 and May 1915 he served in France with the British Expeditionary Force. The month after Archie's return on 28/6/1916 he was discharged from the army as no longer physically fit for war service. He was diagnosed with mania and insanity and transferred from Millbank Barrack Hospital, London, to the County of Gloucester Asylum where he died 6 months later.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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