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13672   Sergeant James Barrett
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Dated added: 20/01/2022   Last updated: 22/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/01/1881
Died: 15/06/1916 (Died)
Age: 35
Summary      
James Barrett was the son of James and Mary Barrett (nee Elliott). He was born on 14th January 1881 near Caledon. His father was a band master. James Barrett (junior) married Mary Callaghan on 25th January 1906. They went on to have four children. Sergeant James Barrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France on 15th June 1916.
Further Information
James Barrett was the son of James and Mary Barrett (nee Elliott). They were married about 1880. His father was from Waterford, his mother from Monaghan.
James Barrett was born on 14th January 1881 near Caledon. He was the younger of two children.
Known family: James Barrett, Mary Barrett, William Barrett (born about 1877), James Barrett (born 14th January 1881).
The 1901 census does not list James as living with the family at house 9 in Derrykintone, Caledon, County Tyrone. His father was a band master.
James Barrett (junior) married Mary Callaghan on 25th January 1906 in Templemore Roman Catholic Church in Derry. They went on to have four children.
Family: James Barrett, Mary Barrett, Robert James Barrett (born 28th September 1906, Belfast), Mary Barrett (born 1st January 1912, Derry), Hannah Barrett (born 20th March 1913, Derry), William Barrett (born 10th June 1914, Derry).
The 1911 census lists James as age 30, living with his wife and family at house 20.2 in Union Street, Londonderry. James was a general labourer.
James Barrett enlisted in Londonderry.
Sergeant James Barrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France on 15th June 1916.
Sergeant James Barrett is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery at Mazingarbe, north west of Lens in France.
Sergeant James Barrett is commemorated locally on the World War One Roll of Honour in St John Parish Church, Caledon. He is erroneously listed as Sergeant Major.
The CWGC record Sergeant James Barrett as the husband of Mary Barrett of 45 Abbey Street, Londonderry.
Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, who provided both the name and all the information here
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Caledon COI Caledon Listed on memorial in Church 54.352671 -6.836627
2 Derrykintone, Caledon Caledon Family lived at Derrykintone 54.339270 -6.859887
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
14/01/1881 B Barrett James Casualty U/1881/204/1012/2/238
02/10/1882 B Barrett Not Capt M Sibling U/1882/204/1012/2/307
25/01/1906 M Callaghan Mary Wife M/1906/X1/2645/27/116b
25/01/1906 M Barrett James Casualty M/1906/X1/2645/27/116a
18/09/1906 B Barrett Robert Children U/1906/48/1007/98/423
01/01/1912 B Barrett Mary Children U/1912/166/1020/44/422
20/03/1913 B Barrett Hannah Children U/1913/166/1020/46/133
10/06/1914 B Barrett William Children U/1914/166/1020/47/376
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Barrett family Does not list James as living with the family at house 9 in Derrykintone, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Barrett family Does not list James as living with the family at house 5 in Derrykintone, Caledon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Barrett family Lists James as age 30 living with his family at house 20.2 in Union Street, Londonderry
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Sergeant James Barrett's gravestone
5 Lives of WWI Details of Sergeant James Barrett including grave photo
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant James Barrett's gravestone can be purchased here
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