Sergeant George Edward Thomas Barrett

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

19 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation



Rudd & Sons, Park Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

32 South Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 7th December 1918
Sgt George Edward Thomas Barrett

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.

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Sgt George Edward Thomas Barrett

Author: Deejaya

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