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Thomas John Barnardo
Birth: Jul. 4, 1845
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Sep. 19, 1905
Greater London, England

Social Reformer, Philanthropist. Born in Dame Street, Dublin, at the age of fourteen, he became a clerk in a wine merchant's office, but he resigned the post when he became convinced of the dangers of drink. In 1866, he began a course at the London Hospital, with the intention of training to become a missionary in China. However, during the cholera epidemic that year, he was so horrified by the numbers of homeless children he encountered in London's East End that he decided to devote himself to their interests. On July 15, 1867, he founded the East End Juvenile Mission for the care of friendless and destitute children; and, in December 1870, opened a Boys' Home at 18 Stepney Causeway. In July 1876, his first Girls' Village Home was opened at Barkingside in Essex. By the time of his death, at Surbiton in Surrey from heart failure, he had founded over ninety homes, rescued and trained 59,384 destitute children, and assisted a quarter of a million children in want. The motto of the Barnardo Homes was: "No destitute child ever refused admission." He was cremated and his ashes buried in the grounds of the Barkingside Home, beneath a memorial by Sir George Frampton which was unveiled in 1908. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
Tanners Lane
London Borough of Redbridge
Greater London, England
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 20, 2005
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Thomas John Barnardo
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Thomas John Barnardo
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Thomas John Barnardo
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