BARRETT, JAMES MORGAN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Thomas Richard and Edna Barrett of Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Plumber Apprentice
Service number
C/121142
Engagement
1943-05-13
Disembarked
1944-06-06, France D-DAY
Date of death
1944-10-25
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row E | Grave 1

"ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM"

Military grave
Additional info

Wounded on August 12, 1944 in France. Embarked in England on August 31,1944 and disembarked on September 1, 1944 in France again.

Killed in action during an attack on Grotendam, Netherlands (South of Oostburg, Netherlands).

Norman Mannard
Norman Mannard (photo) was along side James when the house they used for cover was hit by a German shell. Norman, although wounded that day, survived the war.

 

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 25, 1944: 1315 “A” Coy started forward with “D” to attack OOSTBURG. One of the Flame throwers with “A” Coy struck a mine and the two men in it were killed (Edward Rothwell and Gordon Edward Smith). A heavy smoke screen was put down to assist the attack on the open road into the town. The houses on the outskirts were soon taken. No 8 platoon made a wild bayonet charge to gain as their objective the first crossroads in town.

Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.