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  • London
  • England
  • Kensington
  • 2nd Baron Gorell. Son of Rt. Hon. John Gorell Barnes, 1st Baron Gorell (judge and President of the Probate) and Mary Humpston Mitchell Barnes.
  • At Summer Fields from 1892 to 1895; at Winchester College from 1895 to 1900; and at Trinity College, Oxford from 1900 to 1903 (BA, 1903; MA, 1908), and at Harvard University (law) from 1903 to 1904
  • Baron and Member of the House of Lords
  • The cross of his grave was made of 'great oak beams from the cloisters of Ypres Cathedral'

Military service

  • 4 August 1914
  • Major
  • D S O
  • 238th Brigade Royal Field Artillery "B" (19th London) Bty.
  • From 1914 to 1917 he served as a Captain with 19th Battery, 7th London Bde, RFA (TF); went to front in March 1915.
    DSO (LG 2 Nov 16)
    Mentioned in Despatches.
    Distinguished Service Order for a skillful reconnaissance under heavy fire near High Wood.


  • 15 January; Lankhof Farm; Marshall Walk - Verbrandenmolen sector
  • Died of shell wounds
  • 35
  • IX - B - 20



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