Enmore Green, The Knapp

Edgar Robert Barnes

Surname: Barnes
Other names: Edgar Robert
Other people in this story:
Gideon Barnes
Kate Barnes (nee Miles)
Clara A. Barnes née Moore
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wantage, Berkshire
Cippenham Lane, Slough, Buckinghamshire
Knap Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Windsor, Berkshire
Steventon, Berkshire

Edgar Robert Barnes was born on 31st January 1896 at Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Gideon Barnes and Kate Barnes (nee Miles). By the 1911 Census they were living at Knap Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Edgar enlisted on the 6th October 1914 and joined the 58th (London Division) of the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. S1030). On 1st September 1916 he was confirmed as a Regular in the Corps and given a new Service No. S4/238194. He served in France from 4 Feb 1917 and was discharged on 26th May 1919 on compassionate grounds due to the earlier death of his father during 1917. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at 76 Mill Street, Wantage, Berkshire, living with his widowed mother and working as a Clerk employed by the Air Ministry with No 3 Stores Depot, RAF Milton, Steventon, Berkshire. He married Clara A, Moore in Windsor, Berkshire, during 1924 and they went on to have one child. By the 1939 Register the family were living at 'Shaston', Cippenham Lane, Slough, Bucks, where Robert was a Civil Servant with the Inland Revenue Tax Office. No record can be found of his death.


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