Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
19 Nov 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Sgt George Edward Thomas Barrett, 200464, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, died in Egypt from malaria on November 19th, 1918. He was aged 23, the eldest son of George and Amelia Barrett, of 32 South Road, Luton.
George Barrett had joined the Beds Territorials in 1914 and fought at Gallipoli. From there he was sent to Egypt and came through much fighting there with minor wounds from shrapnel splinters.
Around a month before his death he wrote home saying they had beaten the Turks and telling his friends to cheer up as the war would soon be over. He hoped to soon be shaking hands with all of them.
Sgt Barrett had risen through the ranks, and held first-class certificates for bombing and musketry. He had left England on July 25th, 1915, and had had no leave since.
Prior to joining up he was employed by bakers Rudd & Sons, of Park Street.