5 October 2018
Guy Barnett was born on 31 July 1890, the son of a Shropshire doctor, Horatio Barnett M.A., M.B., and Margaret Elizabeth Barnett of Church Stretton. Online searches suggest that he was an only child; no other Barnett children are recorded as living with the family in the 1901 or 1911 census.
He attended Epsom College before coming to Harper Adams, where he attended the Harper Adams Special Course from 16 Jan 1911 to 22 Dec 1911, achieving a Certificate (2nd Class) in Agriculture, Poultry, Agricultural Engineering and Farm Accounts on leaving, aged 21.
Guy Barnett died on 12 March 1915, aged 24 and is remembered with honour at Le Touret Memorial
The Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave.
Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battle of Neuve Chapelle from 10 – 12 March 1915.