2nd Lieutenant Charles Frederick Robert BARNETT
5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment (TF)
Date of birth: 23 December 1879
Date of death: 20 April 1915
Killed in action aged 35
Buried at Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetary, grave III.0.9
Charles Frederick Robert was born in Reading, the elder son of
Francis Carew Charles Barnett, a banker, and Emily Ursula Hamilton.
He was educated at Eton and Christ Church. On 4 February 1903 he married
Cicely Frances Cornish, daughter of the Revd Stephen Cornish of Gloucester.
On the 1911 census, Charles is a Motor Car Agent and Garage Proprietor, and they are living in Gloucester. He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment on 4 August 1914 and was killed at Hill 60, around three miles south-east of Ypres, on 20 April 1915, three weeks after the birth of the youngest of his four children.
His Estate amounted to £5085 4s 1d. Probate granted to his father and
Charles Vaughan Knight MD
[His elder son, Oliver Charles Barnett, became Judge Advocate General and was knighted in 1968.]