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Barron, Leslie   Rank: Second Lieutenant Reg: Royal Air Force, WW1 Age: 22 Date of death: 28/07/1981 Desc: Private memorial. 5ft white marble headstone with white marble kerbs and clipped flat grass infilling.  Map Ref:  51.084543 1.158248 Notes: Second Lieutenant Leslie Barron, R.A.F., son of Mr. S. Barron, of High-street, Folkestone, and 1, High-street, Hythe, was killed whilst flying a new type of machine at an English aerodrome on Sunday. He was 22 years of age. A member of the East Kent Yeomanry, he answered the call in August four years ago. He took part in the Dardanelles Expedition, serving several months in the trenches. Subsequently he proceeded to Egypt, and saw much fighting on the Palestine front. He was missing between the lines for 24 hours on one occasion, but eventually found his way back to his unit. He was transferred to the R.A.F., in November, 1917, and trained for his pilot’s certificate at Cairo, coming to England, last June. After a month’s leave at Folkestone he returned to duty about three weeks ago. Excerpt taken from sussex history society website Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Mercy E. Barron, of 12, Beachborough Villas, Folkestone. Served from Aug., 1914. Lieutenant Barron was buried with full military honours at the Cemetery on Thursday, the first part of the service being held at All Souls’ Church, the Rev. J. W. Davisson officiating. The body, conveyed on a float drawn by a motor, draped with the R.A.F. colours, was followed by a detachment of the Corps to which deceased belonged, including eight pilots. A large number of Canadian soldiers followed also. The chief mourners were deceased’s father and mother, Mrs. Floyd, Mrs. Rowlands, and Miss Rowlands. A party of Canadians fired three volleys over the grave, and the buglers sounded the "Last Post." There were many wreaths. Blackford, H Rank: Acting Bombardier Reg: Royal Field Artillery, WW1 Age: Date of death: 06/10/1919 Desc: Commission pattern headstone, portland stone, clipped grass..  Map Ref: 51.084184 1.159096
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Commonwealth War Graves

Commonwealth War Graves Commission  (CWGC) ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. The CWGC cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries.

 

Barron, Leslie   Rank: Second Lieutenant Reg: Royal Air Force, WW1 Age: 22 Date of death: 28/07/1981 Desc: Private memorial. 5ft white marble headstone with white marble kerbs and clipped flat grass infilling.  Map Ref:  51.084543 1.158248 Notes: Second Lieutenant Leslie Barron, R.A.F., son of Mr. S. Barron, of High-street, Folkestone, and 1, High-street, Hythe, was killed whilst flying a new type of machine at an English aerodrome on Sunday. He was 22 years of age. A member of the East Kent Yeomanry, he answered the call in August four years ago. He took part in the Dardanelles Expedition, serving several months in the trenches. Subsequently he proceeded to Egypt, and saw much fighting on the Palestine front. He was missing between the lines for 24 hours on one occasion, but eventually found his way back to his unit. He was transferred to the R.A.F., in November, 1917, and trained for his pilot’s certificate at Cairo, coming to England, last June. After a month’s leave at Folkestone he returned to duty about three weeks ago. Excerpt taken from sussex history society website Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Mercy E. Barron, of 12, Beachborough Villas, Folkestone. Served from Aug., 1914. Lieutenant Barron was buried with full military honours at the Cemetery on Thursday, the first part of the service being held at All Souls’ Church, the Rev. J. W. Davisson officiating. The body, conveyed on a float drawn by a motor, draped with the R.A.F. colours, was followed by a detachment of the Corps to which deceased belonged, including eight pilots. A large number of Canadian soldiers followed also. The chief mourners were deceased’s father and mother, Mrs. Floyd, Mrs. Rowlands, and Miss Rowlands. A party of Canadians fired three volleys over the grave, and the buglers sounded the "Last Post." There were many wreaths. Blackford, H Rank: Acting Bombardier Reg: Royal Field Artillery, WW1 Age: Date of death: 06/10/1919 Desc: Commission pattern headstone, portland stone, clipped grass..  Map Ref: 51.084184 1.159096
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