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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Charles Barton -

Unknown person Name : Charles Barton

Son : of John Barton and Fanny Barton (née James), of Newbarn, Shorwell; husband of Ellen Edith Barton, of Sandyway, Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1875, Shorwell.

Married : 5 December 1899, Ellen Edith Stephens, at Victoria Methodist Chapel, Pyle Street, Newport.

Children :
Herbert22 September 1901
Kathleen10 January 1903
Philip24 May 1904
Leslie21 January 1906
Evelyn12 October 1908
Mary8 March 1911
Carl16 April 1914
  Census information :

1881 : John and Fanny Barton, with their children including Charles aged 5, are at Compton Fields, Shorwell. John Barton is a Farm Labourer.
1891 : John and Fanny Barton, with their children including Charles aged 15, are at Newbarn Cottages, Shorwell. John Barton is a Farm Labourer, Charles Barton is a Cow Boy on Farm.
1901 : Charles and Ellen Barton are at New Barn, Shorwell. Charles Barton is an Agricultural Labourer.
1911 : Charles and Ellen Barton, with their eldest 6 children, are at The Moor, Shorwell. Charles Barton is a Shepherd.
  Service Details :

Driver T4/041835 Charles Barton, Army Service Corps attd. 99th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps.

Enlisted 5 January 1915, Newport, Isle of Wight. Age given 37 years and 180 days. Height 5 ft 6¼ in. Next of Kin was his wife Ellen Edith Barton, and their 7 children were named.

He embarked for France on 12 November 1915 arriving in Havre on 15 November 1915. He was killed in action as a result of shell fire at Guillemont, Somme, France. His body was not recovered.

He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 26 October 1916, aged 40.

Commemorated at : Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shorwell St Peter's Church War Memorial WW I
Shorwell St Peter's Church Roll of Honour WW I
Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 01

Additional inscription on his wife's headstone at Shorwell St Peter's New Churchyard.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Charles Barton's Army Service record survives. Details of his wife, children, and his Army career are taken from these documents. (Source : Ancestry.co.uk)


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Page last updated : 18 October 2012


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