Born: 1890, Windhill
Died: 7 July 1916, Somme
Buried: NKG
Address: 73 Tong Park, Baildon
Parents: George and Eliza
Spouse:
Siblings: Elizabeth, Charlotte, Henry, Fred, Edith, Joseph, Willie
Occupation: Boatman
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Tong Park; Thiepval Memorial
Children:
Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
Herbert Barraclough
Intimation has been received by Mrs E Barraclough of Tong Park that two of her soldier sons have made the supreme sacrifice. Pte Fred W Barraclough has died from sunstroke at Salonica. The other son is Pte Herbert Barraclough and the news of his death was sent in a letter from a comrade. He was killed on July 7th. The writer of the letter says: “We had to press forward to get our object and it was while we were doing so that Pte Barraclough was hit.” The brother are the first Tong Park men to fall. Shipley Times & Express 21-7-1916
I am grateful to Freda Humpherson for supplying me with information and photographs of the four Barraclough brothers
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