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Surname: BARRETT

Forename(s): Jerome

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 20719

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-09-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 68 to 70.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Jerome Barrett was the son of Robinson and Jane Barrett, née Whitham. Robinson was born at Skipton and Jane at Hebden near Grassington, Yorkshire. Jerome was the cousin of Private Jerome Barrett (13048) (q.v.).

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Back Bridge Street - Jerome Barrett, aged 4 months, born Skipton, son of Robinson and Jane Barrett.

1901 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 23, Belgrave Street - Jerome Barrett, aged 9 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Robinson and Jane Barrett.

1911 Trawden, Lancashire Census: 7, Bright Street, Cotton Tree - Jerome Barrett, aged 20 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [Jerome was boarding with Tom and Elizabeth Barrett; Tom was probably his brother.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Jerome Barrett, 20719, 10/Sco. Rif. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 1.10.15. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Jerome Barrett, 20719, 10/Sco. Rif.; 9/Sco. Rif. Killed in Action 20.9.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Jerome Barrett, 20719, 9th Scottish Rifles. Date and Place of Death: 20.9.17. Belgium in action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Legatee - Elizabeth A. Clayton. £12 13s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Jerome. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Elizabeth Ann Clayton. Relationship: Unmarried wife. Address: 18, Vernon Street, off Salford, Burnley. Claimant: John Mortimor [sic]. Address: 16, Bergen Street, Burnley.

Jerome was killed in action during the Battles of Ypres, 1917, 31 July-10 November, at the Battle of the Menin Road, 20-25 September.

Jerome is commemorated on the Brierfield War Memorial and in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: BARRETT

Forename(s): Jerome

Born: Shipton [Skipton], Yorkshire


Enlisted: Burnley

Number: 20719

Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion: 9th Battalion


Died Date: 20/09/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: BARRETT

Forename(s): Jerome

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 20719

Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 9th Bn.



Died Date: 20/09/1917

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'Burnley Express' (17 November 1917)

(Kindly supplied by Robert S. Richardson)


Pte. Jerome Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barrett, 33, Claremont-terrace, Brierfield, was killed in action on September 20th. The deceased soldier, who, was in the Scottish Rifles, was 27 years of age, and formerly worked as a clothlooker for Messrs. Blakey and Nephews, Sandygate, Burnley.

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'West Yorkshire Pioneer and East Lancashire News' (16 August 1918)

'West Yorkshire Pioneer and East Lancashire News' (16 August 1918)

Jane Barrett, née Whitham, the mother of Private Jerome Barrett

'West Yorkshire Pioneer and East Lancashire News' (16 August 1918)

'West Yorkshire Pioneer and East Lancashire News' (16 August 1918)

Robinson Barrett, the father of Private Jerome Barrett

Brierfield War Memorial

Brierfield War Memorial

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16 August 1918



On August 1st, 1868, the marriage took place at the Skipton Parish Church of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Barrett, the bridegroom then residing in Skipton and the bride at Hebden. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett now reside at 33, Claremont Street, Brierfield, near Nelson, and on the day of the golden wedding anniversary a 'Pioneer' representative called at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Barrett - whose portraits we give herewith - to convey to them jubilee congratulations. He found that a happy little family gathering was being held, but only the mother and a number of daughters and grandchildren were sat down to tea. Enquiring for Mr. Barrett, he was reassured that the youthful bridegroom of 50 years ago was busy hay-making! A native of Skipton, Mr. Barrett was a son of a well known Craven poet of the past generation, the late Mr. Thomas Barrett, known as the 'Bard of the glen.' Mrs. Barrett, who carries her years with remarkable aplomb and apparently youthful energy and vigour, was a native of Hebden - the pretty little Wharfedale village between Grassington and Burnsall - and her maiden name was Jane Whittam. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett were married at Skipton Parish church on August 1st, 1868, and set up their first home in Millfields, Skipton. They have had 24 children, all born in Skipton, of whom nine are still living - six sons and three daughters -- all married except one son. One son has been killed while on active service in France, and another son is still serving with the army there, and a third son is in the navy. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett have over 50 grandchildren. Sixteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Barrett removed from Skipton to Brierfield.

[The son mentioned as having been killed was Pte. Jerome Barrett.]

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