BARBER Geoffrey Carew

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Geoffrey Carew Barber was a pupil at Oakham School between 1905 and 1908, the son of John and Emmeline Barber of West Ayton, Yorkshire. He served as a Captain in 1st/5th Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 150 Brigade, 50th Division. He was killed in action on 25 April 1915 at the Battle of St Julien, in the same battle and the day after two other former Oakham pupils, Geoffrey Porter and Horace Ravenhill. Like them, Geoffrey has no known grave and is remembered on panel 33 of the Menin Gate, Ypres, and at Oakham School. He is also remembered on the East and West Ayton war memorial

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  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham School Memorial
  • Menin Gate 1
  • Panel 33 Yorkshire Regt
  • G C Barber

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Born 1890, a Yorkshire boy (not a Rutlander).Oakham School Prefect and Rugby Colour.Joined the Territorial Army and commissioned Second Lieutenant.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:10pm
A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Sunday 20th March '16 at 7:53am
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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