Other names: Charles William James
Locations in this story: Twyford, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetTisbury, WiltshireDinton, Wiltshire
Story: Charles William James Barnes was born at Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Oct 1899 the son of Charles Henry Barnes and Laura Ethel Barnes (nee Spencer). He lived his early life at Gumms Farm, Twyford, and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. The school records indicate that by 1918 he had enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry but regrettably no Military Record can be found. He married Christine May Burrow in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, area in 1927. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mill Farm, Tisbury Row, Tisbury, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer. He had retired to 'Honysuckle Mead', Dinton, Wiltshire, where he died on 5 Jan 1989.