Corporal Walter Edward Barnes, M.M.
2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
Son of Walter and Mary Barnes of Suzanne Cottage, 1
Janvrin Road, St Helier.
Death confirmed in June 1917, after he had initially
gone missing in July 1916.
Killed in action, aged 27 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Thursday 28 June 1917
Roll of Honour. For many months past Mr
& Mrs Barnes of Suzanne Cottage, Janvrin Road have
been anxious as to the fate of their eldest son, Lane
Corporal Walter Barnes of the Yorkshire Regiment, who
was reported missing on 23 July 1916. Enquiries have
been made in many quarters and today we regret to state
that the parents have received official intimation that
the War Office is regretfully constrained to conclude
that the soldier is dead and that the death took place
on the date mentioned above. The late NCO was in his
28th year and was a member of the original gallant expeditionary
force, he had shown conspicuous bravery during the campaign
and had been awarded a Parchment signed by the Major
General of the 7th Division for gallantry and devotion
to duty. To the parents, who have two other soldier
sons one of whom has been wounded, and the other relatives
we offer our sincere condolences.