BARNES, ELIZABETH LOUISA Died 10/07/1945

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  1. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Can anyone add any more information for me?
    Casualty
    BARNES, ELIZABETH LOUISA Age: 24 Date of Death: 10/07/1945 Private.
    Auxiliary Territorial Service. Service Number: W/212238.
    Buried: MIDSOMER NORTON (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCH CEMETERY Plot 3. Row 11. Grave 26.
    Daughter of Frank and Gertrude Lily Barnes, of Westfield. [Not Named on the Westfield Memorial]

    By July 1945, the War in Europe was over. Possibly illness or a road traffic accident?
    Midsomer Norton doesn't seem to have a hospital, perhaps an ATS base there?

    Strange that she wasn't brought home for burial in Sussex.

    Thanks for any additional information
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Elizabeth Barnes
    Given Initials: E L
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 10 Jul 1945
    Number: 212238
    Birth Place: Bristol
    Residence: Bath
    Branch at Enlistment: Women's Services
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Auxiliary Territorial Service
    Branch at Death: Women's Services

    Family Tree details:
    Name Elizabeth Louisa BARNES
    Father Frank BARNES
    Mother Gertrude Lily CLEMENTS
    Birth 09/1921 Midsomer Norton Somerset England
    Death 10/07/1945 Bristol Gloucestershire England
    Residence 1941 Bath Somerset England

    TD
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Well as you know unless Guy can find a newspaper cutting DC is the way to go.

    TD info shows the family connection to Midsomer Norton
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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    TD
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Trouble is I cant find dc details :mad:

    TD
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I have just reported it to GRO
     
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  8. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Seems a native of Westfield, Somerset, and buried not far away in Bath.

    Remembered on the War memorial at Radstock, Somerset.

    1939-1945

    BARNES E.L. (Miss)

    Radstock

    Westfield was a mining village on the Somerset Coalfields & until 2011 when it became a separate parish was part of Radstock Norton Parish. It did not have a C of E church until 1988.
     

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  9. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Thanks. Stand down, all. I think I made a mistake in assuming it was in East Sussex, when there is obviously a Westfield in Somerset (well a Trading Estate nearby. From the above information so kindly found, there isn't any connection to East Sussex. I thought that as there was a Barnes family in Westfield, then there was a potential connection.
    Oops! :blush:
     
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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ha ha Kevin
    We have all been there but as ever interesting none the less
    TD highlighted her dc is not available so we can get that corrected
     
  11. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

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    Graham.
     
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  12. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    A bit more info.
    Hope it helps
    Graham.
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  13. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Just to add to the Westfield connection:

    1939 Register for 24 Bryant Avenue, Westfield, Norton Radstock UD, Somerset.

    BARNES Frank, born 28 Oct 1889, marr, builders bricklayer
    BARNES Gertrude, born 14 Jan 1891, marr, unpaid domestic duties
    retracted record
    BARNES Maurice, born 25 July 1925, single, apprentice joiner
    BARNES (later COLEMAN) Mary/Joan M., born 9th July 1928, at school
    BARNES (later HAND) Sheila, 6th April 1931, at school
    retracted record
     

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