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Henry Barfield, also known as Harry, was born in Uppingham in 1885, the son of Joseph and Mary Barfield. He lived with his wife Ellen in Adderley Street and worked as a porter at Uppingham School before enlisting. One of his first jobs in uniform was guard duty at Harringworth viaduct to prevent German saboteurs. He joined the 2/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment and went out to France in May 1917. He took part in the fighting around Arras and was killed in action at Passchendaele on 24 November 1917. He left three sons, Charles, Harold and Leslie and a daughter. Henry has no known grave and is remembered on the Panel 164 of Tyne Cot Memorial and on Uppingham's war memorial.

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A picture of his name on Tyne Cot Memorial, taken 12 September 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 12:56pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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