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8244   Private David Barrett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/03/1989
Died: 09/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
David Barrett was born in Shankill, Belfast. His pension record card gives his date of birth as 17th March 1889, but no GRONI record can be found to confirm this. David Barrett and Sarah Hawthorne were married on 9th July 1913 in Belfast. David enlisted in Dungannon, County Tyrone. Private David Barrett was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action as the result of a gas attack on the 9th August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave F-2
CWGC Casualty 158836
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg. Drive along this road and continue straight over the traffic lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road (the N313) to the village of Sint Jan. At the crossroads in the village turn right onto the N345 (Potijzestraat), follow along to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side approx 50 metres after the crossroads.
References and Links
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1 Photo of David Barrett's headstone
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Ypres Gas attack on 9th August 1916
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Private William C Anderson Buried in next grave (F-3), also killed in gas attack
5 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 1st Batt Private David Barrett, enlisted Dungannon
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private David Barrett's gravestone can be purchased here
7 Western Front Association Photo of pension record
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021