Captain Ernest William Barrett

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 29/05/1916
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: VI. A. 4.
Information: Captain Ernest William Barrett, Royal Flying Corps, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mr. James H. Barrett, Bangor, Co. Down. He was educated at Campbell College, Belfast; Royal School, Armagh; and Queen's University, Belfast. He was a noted athlete and a well known cricketer and football player, as well as a keen golfer. Captain Barrett was killed on May 29th when on patrol duty, in an attack on two German machines, having the previous day attacked and skilfully outmanoeuvred a Fokker.