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319: Capt C. R. Gorell Barnes (letters; medals; cigarette case; grave marker)

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posted on 2024-01-11, 16:55 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Artefacts relating to Captain C. R. Gorell Barnes, The Rifle Brigade.

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Name of contributor(s)

Charlotte Attlee

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Captain Charles Gorell Barnes

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Artefacts relating to Captain C. R. Gorell Barnes, The Rifle Brigade. Letter - to great Charles' father, Sir Frederic Gorell Barnes, to award him his medal. Medals - Captain Gorell Barnes' medals. He went abroad from the 1st January 1915. Medal for distinguished service for gallantry. Cigarette case took a bullet that injured him. Wooden cross that was taken from the grave by the family before being replaced with a stone.

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Cheney School, Oxford (10/11/17)

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