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Saturday 12 October 1918 - Colonel Bernard Barton killed

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Colonel Bernard Barton, who formerley resided at Bowers Hill House, was killed in action in France on August 11. Colonel Barton was one of the very first from Badsey to Volunteer for service, enlisting in the local company of Territorials on August 8. 1914. His advancement was remarkably rapid. Receiving a commission in december, 1914, he was promoted captain September 1. 1915, major February. 1917, and Lieutenant-Colonel June. 1918. He was severely wounded on the Salonika front in March. 1917, and returned to England in consequence. On the voyage home the ship was attacked by enemy submarines in the Mediterranean, but succeeded in reaching port.He remained in England until April of the present year, when he was sent to France, where he was killed as stated above. Colonel Barton was the son of the late Rev. T. H. Barton, vicar of Fridaythorpe, Yorks. He was educated at St Peter’s School, York (reputed to be the oldest school in England), had served in the South African War for which he received the medal, and was formerly on the organising staff of the “Yorkshire Herald.”