BARNI, Noel Henry Louis

Lieutenant 47th Bn., Machine Gun Corps.

Born

January 1898
Son of Edward Barnie (decd.) and Louisa J. Marion Barnie of Lynton, Brunswick Road, Sutton

Education

Blundell’s School, “School House” aged 15 in January 1912 until Christmas 1913.

Service

During service he was mentioned in dispatches. In 1918 he was reported wounded and ‘missing’.

Death

29th March 1918.
He died of wounds while a prisoner in German hands.

Burial/Commemoration

Grave I. C. 1.
Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Memorial

Honnechy is a village in the Department of the Nord, 8 kilometres south-west of Le Cateau. Honnechy British Cemetery is north-east of the village. Honnechy was part of the battlefield of Le Cateau in August 1914, and from that time it remained in German hands until the 9th October 1918. It had been a German Hospital centre and the cemetery stands on the site of a German Cemetery begun in the Battle of Cambrai 1917 and used by German troops and then by British until the 24th October 1918. The cemetery was re-made in 1922 and 1923 by the concentration of British graves almost entirely from German Cemeteries. A number of graves in Plot I, Row C, identified as a whole but not individually, are marked by headstones bearing the additional words "Buried near this spot". The cemetery covers an area of 1,691 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall on three sides.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
Public Record Office, National Archives, Kew WO339/61181 and Medal Rolls: WO372/
“The Blundellian”
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No. 5498
“Cemeteries & Memorials in Belgium & Northern France” (2004) Commonwealth War Graves Commission 28/796

 

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