Albert Barnsley attended Cradley C of E School and later lived at 38 Ladysmith Road, Cradley, with his wife. He was by trade a cycle and motor car repairer and enlisted in March 1916 in the Royal Engineers. He was posted to the Signalling Section of the Yeomanry Cavalry Division, later the 4th Cavalry Division, who served in Palestine. After the serious losses resulting from the German Spring offensives of March and April 1918 they arrived on the Western Front in May 1918. Corporal Albert Barnsley was seriously wounded almost immediately and died of wounds in a military hospital near Le Havre on the 12th May. He was 34 years of age and is buried in the Etretat Communal Cemetery (II D 8). He is commemorated on the Cradley, Halesowen and Cradley C of E School Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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