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Carlton le Willows Nottingham
Herbert was the son of Reverend Albert Edward and Jennie Barnacle (nee Stainsby). His parents were married in 1897 (marriage registered J/A/S Ulverston) and had four children of whom three were still living in 1911: Herbert Frederic (b. 1898), Winifred Mary (b. 17 January 1900) and James Edward William (b. 3 July 1901). All the children were born in Carlton-le-Willows, Nottingham. In 1901 Albert (37) and Jennie (36) were living on Station Road, Carlton-le-Willows, Nottingham, with their two children Herbert (2) and Winifred (1). They had one general servant, Annie Maud Britton (17). Albert Barnacle was appointed to St Faith's, North Wilford, in 1904 and in 1911 he and his wife and three children, Herbert (12), Winifred (11) and James (9) were living at 52 Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham. Annie Maud, who had been their general servant in 1901, was still with the family. Herbert's father died on 31 January 1919 when he was only in his early fifties. In October the same year Herbert's brother James completed a form for the army listing Herbert's surviving blood relatives; his widowed mother, Jennie, brother and sister were still living at 52 Wilford Grove, Meadows, although their address was later amended to Eastwood Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent. The form was witnessed by Rev Sidney C Belcher, vicar, of 41 Wilford Grove. By May 1922 when James wrote to the War Office enquiring when his brother's medals would be sent to the family, he and his mother and sister were living at Eastwood Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham. James married Mary E Foster in 1928 (marriage registered J/A/S Bingham) and died aged 69 on 8 August 1970 (death registered September Nottingham). Herbert's sister Winifred probably became a midwife as there is a record of a Winifred Mary Barnacle registered on the Midwives Roll on 11 August 1934 (residence Keighley, Yorkshire) and she subsequently appeared on the West Yorkshire Electoral Rolls in 1938, 1939 and 1940, residence the Hospital, Keighley. She was listed on the UK&Ireland Nursing Register in 1943, residence Radcliffe-on-Trent. Winifred may have died on 3 September 1995 at the age of 95 (death registered September, Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire).
He was a student in 1911. He was a member of the University College Nottingham OTC when he enlisted in February 1917.
30 Oct 1917
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52 Wilford Grove, Meadows, Nottingham. He enlisted in London.
1/28th (Artists' Rifles) Bn London Regiment
Herbert joined the Army in February 1917 when he was 18 years 301 days old. He served at home between 10 February 1917 and 12 September 1917. He was sent to France on 12 September 1917 and was killed seven weeks later on 30 October. Initially reported missing, his death was not confirmed until June 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Memorandum from Army Service Record: 'War Office, 2 June 1918. The Officer in Charge of London Infantry Records 4 London Wall Bldg, is informed that the unofficial report of the death of No. 765103 Pte HF Barnacle London Regiment, has been accepted as sufficient evidence for official purposes, and that the date of death has been assumed to be 30.10.17. The next-of-kin should be notified accordingly and the usual papers prepared, if not already done.' Herbert's mother was his legatee. Nottingham Evening Post, 31 January 1919 (extract): ‘The Rev AE Barnacle.The death took place this morning of the Rev Albert E Barnacle, the minister of the district of Stt Faith, North Wilford. The deceased clergyman, who was about 51 years of age, had been in failing health for some months, and there is little doubt that the hard work he had had to perform of late had told upon his constitution. He was greatly loved and respected. Appointed to the charge of North Wilford in 1904.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, Tuesday 18 March 1919: ‘A meeting of the Southwell Diocesan Conference … held in the Temperance Hall, Derby, today, the Bishop of Southwell presiding. The Bishop, in opening the proceedings, recalled the unusually large number of clergy and laity who had passed away since the last meeting of the conference in November. They included... the Rev AE Barnacle, of North Wilford (who, if ever a man died in the front trenches, he did, suffering from poverty and overwork).' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Barnacle the reverend Albert Edward of 52 Wilford-grove Nottingham clerk died 31 January 1919 Administration Nottingham 28 March to Jennie Barnacle widow. Effects £250. Nottingham Evening Post, Wednesday 31 March 1920. Public Notice: ‘St Faith’s Church, Mundella Road, Easter Sunday 5pm. Unveiling of East Window dedicated to the memory of the late Vicar, the Rev AE Barnacle. Collection for Church Building Fund. Brother Masons kindly note.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Barnacle Jennie of Eastwood-road Radcliffe-on-Trent Nottinghamshire widow died 22 December 1932 Probate Nottingham 28 March to James Edward William Barnacle timber merchant. Effects £266.
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