BARNETT John Spencer
Regiment : Royal Air Force
Service number : 78310
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 6th November 1918
Buried : Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, England, Grave 10427
Memorial : Worcester Masonic Hall
Also appears on : Worcester Royal Grammar School. Worcester St Matthew's Church. Worcester Baptist Church Sansome Walk WW1 Memorial. Worcester Astwood Cemetery.
Additional information on the memorial: Nov 1918
John Spencer Barnett, occupation: *** merchant (soldier), resident Rainbow Hill Terrace, Claines, died in Gilstow Road, Coventry. He was buried in Astwood Cemetery on 12th November 1918, aged 35 years, Dissenter. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend B. Vaughan Pryce.
Source for additional information: Register of burials in Astwood Cemetery, entry no 40371, available on microfilm at Worcestershire Archives.
John Barnett attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1893 to 1897. He died in Coventry of pneumonia, one of the many victims of the Spanish influenza epidemic that swept around the world and claimed the lives of an estimated 20 million people during 1918.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999
A photograph of J.S. Barnett of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 16th November 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.