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 Edward Barber

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Edward Barber

Birth
Tring, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Death 12 Mar 1915 (aged 21)
Neuve-Chapelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Le Touret Memorial, Panel 2 (No Known Grave)
Memorial ID 9518862 View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Tring, England, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, British Army. At the battle of Neuve Chapelle, France, on March 12, 1915, Private Barber ran in front of his company and began to throw bombs on the enemy. He with such effect, forced a large number the enemy to immediately surrender. When the company reached Private Barber they found him alone and unsupported, holding the enemy all about him. Private Barber was killed later that day by a sniper. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on April 19, 1915.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Sep 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9518862
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/9518862/edward-barber : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Barber (10 Jun 1893–12 Mar 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9518862, citing Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .