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  • EW
  • Bangor
  • Down, Northern Ireland
  • Son of J. H. and Eleanor Barrett, of "Leysfield," Regent's Park Rd., Church End, Finchley, London
  • Queen's university, Belfast
  • Assistant manager rubber estate
  • "Capt Barrett was 29 Squadron’s first loss in action over-shadowing the fact that he and Lt Segrave below achieved the unit’s first confirmed victories in combat that day" (Trevor Henshaw)

Military service

  • Captain
  • 29th Squadron Royal Air Force (Flying Corps)
  • to France on 26 March 1916


  • Left Abeele airfield at 7.45 a.m. on a routine patrol; patrol combat with two hostile aircrafts, 8.45 a.m., Boesinghe-Messines; nose-dived crash near Voormezeele; Barrett flew with a DH2 5946
  • Killed in action
  • 29 May 1916
  • 26
  • VI - A - 4



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