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Alfred James Barrett

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Alfred James Barrett

August 26, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


May 14, 1884
Hammersmith, England


August 20, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Daisy Critcher of Preston, Ontario. Immigrated to Canada in 1905.

Commemorated on Page 364 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VII. E. 46.


Fabourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, to the south of the road to Doullens.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker
  • Family Photo– Alfred Barrett, parents Bessie and Alf Barrett, daughter Bessie,and wife Daisy Barrett (nee Critcher)
  • Photo of Alfred Barrett– Alfred Barrett c. 1908 Preston Ontario
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– 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 413 of 1058.
  • Photo of Alfred J. Barrett– Alfred James Barrett was born on May 14, 1884 in Hammersmith, England.  He immigrated to Canada in 1905, was married to Daisy Critcher in 1906 and lived in Preston, Ontario and later in Toronto at 367  Jones Avenue (just south of the Danforth).  He ran an electrical appliance store at 353 Danforth Avenue till he joined up in August of 1915 and went overseas in 1916 on the SS Olympic (sister ship of the Titanic).  He was in the 83 rd Battalion, and later the 5th CMR as an artillery gunner.  He was killed in action and was promoted to Lt. Col. after his death.  He left two children (aged 9 and 7).  His parents survived him and they lost three sons in WW1 - Alfred who fought in the Canadian Army, and two other sons, William and Thomas, who fought, and died with the British infantry. 
Photo c. August 1915
  • Gravemarker– The grave of A.J. Barrett, at Fabourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy
Wilf Schofield, England

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