Thomas William Barrett


About Thomas William

  • Name
    Thomas William
  • Initials
    T W
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
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  • Commemorated
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  • Married
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Service Information

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  • Regiment
    Cheshire Regiment


Private T W Barrett was serving with the Cheshire Regiment when he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on Christmas Eve 1916.  He wrote “I am only a common Mill lad and can’t say very much but I hope God will reward you after this struggle is done.”  He also stated that he had previously served with the East Lancashire Regiment.

His medal card states that he also served with the Norfolk Regiment and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.  Unfortunately his service records have not been found.

It is possible that Private Barrett came from industrial East Lancashire, the area where the East Lancashire Regiment recruited.  To find out more about the East Lancs Regiment please see

“The 2/5th (Earl of Chester’s) Battalion was formed at Chester on 28 November 1914 as a home service (“second line”) unit”.  To find out more please see

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