Barney, Joseph Gilbert

Private 7338 Joseph Gilbert Barney. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Wounded and captured at Ecoust on 1st April 1917. Died whilst a prisoner of war, aged 26. Buried in Rumaucourt Communal Cemetery, France.

Joseph G. Barney

Joseph G. Barney

  • Birth registered in the 4th quarter of 1892 in Pancras, London under the name of Joseph Gilbert Isaacs
  • Family shown as Isaacs in the 1901 census, but as Barney in the 1911 census
  • Father, Barnett Isaacs/Barney died on 10th February 1915
  • Younger brother, Louis Victor, enlisted in the HAC on 4th June 1915
  • Joined the Army on 18th January 1916
  • Occupation given as draper’s assistant
  • Height 5ft 8 inches
  • Resident of Kentish Town, London
  • Posted to Army Reserve from 19th January to 30th March 1916
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 31st March 1916, mobilised and posted to the 3rd Battalion
  • Transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 7th September 1916
  • Embarked from Southampton on 1st October 1916
  • Arrived at Harve, France on 3rd October 1916
  • Proceeded to the Front 4th October 1916
  • Attached to 252 Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers from 13th to 15th December 1916
  • Rejoined Unit on 16th December 1916
  • Posted as missing on 1st April 1917 after battle at Ecoust
  • Posted as having died as a prisoner of war on 1st April 1917, on 28th December 1917
  • Death notified on official German list forwarded by the Geneva Red Cross ref Y53844
  • CWGC states died 1st April 1917. HAC regimental history states died May 1917.
  • Aged 26
  • Buried Rumaucourt Communal Cemetery, France
  • Grave ref. 50
  • Son of Deborah Barney and the late Barnett Barney of London
  • Brother of Mary (b.c.1890), Mark Bertram (b.c.1891), Annie Violet (b.c.1894), Louis or Lewis (Victor (b.c.1896, Corporal 3719, HAC,enlisted 4th June 1915, survived the war, commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers in Feb 1919) and Sydney David (b.c.1898)
  • Personal inscription: Always in Memory
  • Of the Jewish faith and commemorated in the Jewry Book of Honour

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