George Barnes

Title in English
Killed by the Kaiser's Offensive

Description
This is the story of George Barnes (the uncle of the contributor) who was in the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) and a collection of letters dated from March 1915 to March 1918 when he was killed in action. The letters were from George to his family whilst he was at the front. The battle in which he was killed was called the Kaiser's Offensive. He was a native of Preston and was a Lance Corporal at the time of his death. The collection also includes the official notification of his death and a note from Buckingham Palace bearing the signature of the king. There is also the War Memorial Ceremony Order of Service in the collection. There is a large photograph of George with seven members of his family taken in 1911. The photograph also details the names and dates of the family members. It is signed by the photographer.

Summary description of items
Collection of letters and other documents Large photograph

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ID
3149
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
14
Person
George Barnes
Origin date
Mar, 1915 – March 25, 1918
Language
English
Keywords
Remembrance, Trench Life
Theatre
Western Front
Location
Somme, France
Contributor
Veronica Knott and Gerard Yates
Licence
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/