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 George Stacey Barton

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George Stacey Barton

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 22 Dec 1940
  • Burial Gosport, Gosport Borough, Hampshire, England
  • Memorial ID 47428156

Mr GEORGE STACEY BARTON Bedford in the Chase, Public House, The Hard, Portsmouth. Age 62 Died 22.12.40

Mr GEORGE STACEY BARTON, was the landlord of the ‘Bedford in Chase' public house on The Hard, Portsmouth. Aged 62, he was in his premises on the night of Sunday 22nd of December 1940, when a sharp and prolonged air raid began. This was one of the heaviest raids of the war. The pub was right next door to the Dockyard, which was no doubt the main target. The raid caused large-scale damage as well as heavy loss of life. The public house sustained a direct hit, and was totally destroyed. Mr Barton's body was recovered from under the debris.

Mr GEORGE BARTON, was buried on Saturday 28th of December, Plot 117 Space 23, commemorated by a Civilian War Grave headstone


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  • Created by: soilsister
  • Added: 1 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47428156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Stacey Barton (unknown–22 Dec 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47428156, citing Ann's Hill Cemetery, Gosport, Gosport Borough, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by soilsister (contributor 46846269) .