Address: 133 Victoria Terrace, Fagley Road, Eccleshill
Parents: Thomas Herbert & Alice, nee Denning
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park and St Luke’s
Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
Harry Denning Barnett
Harry Denning Barnett was born on the 8th December 1897 in Eccleshill and was baptised at St Luke’s Church Eccleshill on the 16th January 1898 the son of Thomas Herbert and Alice, nee Denning.The baptismal records show Thomas as a warehouseman living in Victoria Street. Thomas and Alice Denning had married in Bradford in 1896. The Dennings were an Eccleshill family Alice being baptised at St Luke’s Church on the 6th September 1874, the daughter of Henry and Emma Denning.
In 1901 the family were living at 35 Victoria Terrace, Eccleshill and Thomas is still working as a stuff warehouseman. Another child, Frances Emma Dorothy, was born in 1902 and by 1911 the family of four were living at 133 Victoria Terrace, Fagley Road, Eccleshill. Harry enlisted in the 21st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (2nd Tyneside Scottish) on the 25th March 1916 as Private 31489.His Battalion took part in the British offensive at the second Battle of Arras fought between the 9-16April 1917.
Big gains were made on the first day followed by stalemate. There were 160,000 British casualties, Harry being one of them. He died in either the 30th or the 42nd Clearing Stations on the 11th April 1917 at the age of 19 years from wounds received and he is buried at the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.He left his effects of £5. 11. 7d to his father who received the money on the 2nd July 1917 and also his war gratuity of £3. 0. 0d on the 21st October 1919.Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks.