W. C. Barnsley
Service no. 55016
Driver, Royal Field Artillery”B”, Bty. 103rd Bde.
Killed in action aged around 32 on 22 June 1917
Husband of Mrs. E. Barnsley, of 11 Mostyn Road, Brixton, London.
Remembered at Woods Cemetery, Belgium and on Stockwell War Memorial, London SW9
Brother of James Foster Barnsley
Information from the 1911 census
William Barnsley lived at 11 Glyn Street, Kennington (just by the Royal Vauxhall Tavern) in 1911. William, 26, was married to Emma Barnsley, 24. Their children were
Rose Barnsley, 5
William Barnsley, 2
Ada Barnsley, 4 months
All were born in Vauxhall.
William Charles Barnsley’s parents and siblings lived in 5 rooms at 10 Henry Street (no longer in existence), Vauxhall, London SW8. William Luke Barnsley, 49, was a cloth shrinker from Marylebone, London. Elizabeth Barnsley, 49, was born in Soho. The couple had had 13 children, 7 of whom survived.
Sarah E. Barnsley, 28, a perfumer, born in Holborn
Alice M. Barnsley, 24, a dressmaker, born in Holborn
James F. Barnsley, 21, a tailor’s packer, born in St Pancras (remembered on the war memorial)
Ada C. Barnsley, 20, a perfumer, born in St Pancras
Rose B. Barnsley, 15, a dressmaker, born in Lambeth
Ernest B. Barnsley, 10, born in Lambeth
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 William Barnsley was a 16-year-old errand boy living at 6 Catherine Street, Vauxhall. His father, William L. Barnsley, 39, was a cloth worker born in Marylebone; his mother, Elizabeth M. Barnsley, 39, was born in Soho. The children on the census were
Sarah E. Barnsley, 19, perfumery stock keeper, born in Holborn
William C. Barnsley, 16, born in Holborn
Alice M. Barnsley, 14, an errand girl, born in Holborn
James F. Barnsley, 12, born in St Pancras
Ada B. Barnsley, 11, born in St Pancras
Rose B. Barnsley, 5, born in Lambeth
Ernest B. Barnsley, 1 month, born in Lambeth