The information displayed here is at the time of death.
Henry was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1889, and was the second youngest child of Robert and Matilda Isabella Barber. He had four sisters, Laura Isabella, Flora Blanche, Eva Ethel and Mary Margaret, and two brothers, John Wilfred and Edmund Austin. He attended Armstrong College to study Art and, during this time, lived at 42 Goldspink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. He also worked as an 'Art Metal Worker', the same profession undertaken by his older sisters Mary and Eva.
Henry served in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He enlisted as a private in the 20th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Henry died of his wounds on 1st July 1917 aged 28.
16 Larkspur Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1891 Census)
42 Goldspink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1901 and 1911 Census)
Henry is buried at the Mont Huon Military Cemetery in the Le Treport region of France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Armstrong College Admissions Registers, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Copyright 2018 Newcastle University Library. Designed and developed by Digital Library Services.