Other names: Arthur Angelo
Locations in this story: Holborn, LondonCamberwell, LondonWest Fordington, DorsetWalthamstow, LondonIndiaIwerne Minster, DorsetEgyptFelcourt, Godstone, SurreyVictoria, Australia
Story: Arthur Angelo Barnard was born in Holborn, London, on 4 Jan 1876 and baptised at St. Michael and All Angel's Church, Camberwell, London, on 21 Feb 1881, along with other siblings on the same date, the son of Arthur Angelo Barnard and Rosina Sophia Barnard (nee Staines). He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 25 Sep 1894 as a Private (Service No. 4487). On 22 Aug 1901 he married Emma Lilian Highman at West Fordington, Dorset, and they went on to have five children. Arthur, having served in India, was discharged from the Army on 24 Sep 1906 having completed his term of engagement. By the time of the 1911 Census he was living in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as an Estate Worker. He re-enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 19339). He was based with the 1st (Garrison) Battalion and served in Egypt. He was discharged on 11 Apr 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He then lived in Iwerne Minster until at least 1926 according to the Electoral Register. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Woodside, Felcourt, Godstone, Surrey, described as a GPO employee (Retired). The only other information is that a death in Arthur's name was recorded in Victoria, Australia. There is no date but the death was reported there by his son, George Highman Barnard. This latter fact cannot yet be confirmed.