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22/01/2022 James Barrett enlisted in Londonderry.
22/01/2022 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.
22/01/2022 James Barrett was born on 14th January 1881 near Caledon. He was the younger of two children.
22/01/2022 Known family: James Barrett, Mary Barrett, William Barrett (born about 1877), James Barrett (born 14th January 1881).
22/01/2022 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.
22/01/2022 James Barrett (junior) married Mary Callaghan on 25th January 1906 in Templemore Roman Catholic Church in Derry. They went on to have four children.
22/01/2022 Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, who provided both the name and all the information here
22/01/2022 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.
22/01/2022 Sergeant James Barrett was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in France on 15th June 1916.
22/01/2022 Sergeant James Barrett is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery at Mazingarbe, north west of Lens in France.
22/01/2022 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.
22/01/2022 The CWGC record Sergeant James Barrett as the husband of Mary Barrett of 45 Abbey Street, Londonderry.
22/01/2022 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).
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