Born: 1884
Died: 7 July 1916, Salonika
Buried: Salonika (Lembert Road) Military Cemetery
Address: 19 Tong Park (1911) later 32 Tong Park
Parents: George & Eliza
Spouse: Elizabeth
Siblings: Elizabeth, Charlotte, Henry, Edith, Herbert, Joseph, Willie
Occupation: Broker Asst (1911)
Rank: Driver
Rolls of Honour: Tong Park; Baildon
Children: Ella, Mary, John (Jack)
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Fred W Barraclough
Mrs Barraclough of 32 Tong Park, Baildon, widow of Pte Fred W Barraclough, who died of sunstroke at Salonica, has received the following letter from the Rev J H Darby, on board H.M. Hospital Ship Valdivia: “Before you get this letter you will no doubt have received from the War Office the sad news of the death of your husband. “He was brought on board the Valdivia at Salonica and was very ill from heat stroke. Notwith- standing every attention from the
doctor and inspiring sister, he grew weaker and passed away on 7th July. “I am the Church of England chaplain and I was with him just before the end. He was quite conscious and spoke of you. “I took the body ashore and the funeral – a military funeral – took place in the British Army Cemetery at Salonica. The site of his grave is 206. “Every respect was paid; we were met by the guard and firing party
and after the funeral service the buglers sounded the Last Post. “I am very sorry to be writing such sad news for you. Everything was done but he was too weak to rally. “I thought you would like to hear from me about him and I felt I must write and let you know that we all sympathise very deeply with you in your great bereavement. “At least you have the consolation that he died for his country, doing his duty.” Shipley Times & Express 28-7-1916
I am grateful to Freda Humpherson for supplying me with information and photographs of the four Barraclough brothers
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