Alexander Edward Barras (c.1878-1917)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BARRAS, ALEXANDER EDWARD. Gunner. No 96691. 59th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Born Fountain Yard, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. 24.11.1878. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Worked as a motor tyre repairer. Attended St. Paul's Church, Southgate. Married, with six children. Lived 22 Bradley Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 29.8.1914. Killed in action, 15.8.1917, aged 39 at Potijze, one and a half miles north east of Ypres. Has no known grave. Is commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Paul's Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Gunner ALEX EDWARD BARRAS
- regiment: Royal Field Artillery
- died: Wednesday, August 15, 1917
- age: 39 years
- record ID: 926764
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #926764)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #212043)