Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Henry Desmond Barrett

In memory of:

Major John Henry Desmond Barrett

November 2, 1944

Belgium

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

11 Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

March 28, 1914 London, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

December 4, 1939 Esquimalt, British Columbia

Commemorated on Page 243 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. E. 2.

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN HENRY DESMOND BARRETT – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2207 Maj John Henry Desmond  Barrett (RMC 1930) He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, 11 Field Coy. He died on Nov 2, 1944. He was buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium, III. E. 2.
  • Stained Glass Window – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2207 Maj John Henry Desmond  Barrett (RMC 1930) He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, 11 Field Coy. He died on Nov 2, 1944. He was buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium, III. E. 2.
  • Plaque – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2207 Maj John Henry Desmond  Barrett (RMC 1930) He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, 11 Field Coy. He died on Nov 2, 1944. He was buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium, III. E. 2.
  • Cemetery Entrance – Entrance … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice – Cross of Sacrifice located in Plots 4 and 4A … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery – View of Plot 3 … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker – Grave marker … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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