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Joseph Robert Barrett

In memory of:

Private Joseph Robert Barrett

January 12, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

261054

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Mounted Rifles

Division:

2nd Battalion

Additional Information


Born:

June 15, 1885
Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Son of Herbert and Susannah Barrett, of Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. A. 15.

Location:

Mazingarbe is a small town located in the Pas-de-Calais between the larger towns of Lens and Bethune. The War Graves are to be found in two parts of the Communal Cemetery and, as with all town cemeteries, opening hours must be observed. The Communal Cemetery is located on the south-west side of the town. MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION can be reached from two major roads - the D937, Arras to Bethune road, and the N43, Lens to Bethune road. The Communal Cemetery is situated adjacent to the Sains-en-Gohelle road from Mazingarbe on the D75. Access to the Cemetery and parking is best obtained by taking a small side street off the D75, but it should be noted that a one-way system is permanently in operation in Mazingarbe town. There are signposts visible in the centre of Mazingarbe town and on the D75 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOSEPH ROBERT BARRETT– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the Newfoundland Legion magazine “Lest We Forget”. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me.
  • Document– "A document in memory of Joseph"
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 445 of 1058.
  • Photo of Cemetery– "Cemetery site where Joseph is commemorated"
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker in Mazingarbe; flags placed by Martin & Cathy Scott

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