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13672   Sergeant James Barrett
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Dated added: 20/01/2022   Last updated: 22/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/01/1881
Died: 15/06/1916 (Died)
Age: 35
James Barrett was the son of James and Mary Barrett (nee Elliott). He was born on 14th January 1881 near Caledon. His father was a band master. James Barrett (junior) married Mary Callaghan on 25th January 1906. They went on to have four children. Sergeant James Barrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France on 15th June 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-F-27
CWGC Casualty 52772
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Barrett family Does not list James as living with the family at house 9 in Derrykintone, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Barrett family Does not list James as living with the family at house 5 in Derrykintone, Caledon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Barrett family Lists James as age 30 living with his family at house 20.2 in Union Street, Londonderry
4 Photo of Sergeant James Barrett's gravestone
5 Lives of WWI Details of Sergeant James Barrett including grave photo
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant James Barrett's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023