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 The "newest" CWGC gave in the cemetery:

Fred Baron
 

Until recently the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) was showing that Fred Baron who died August 16, 1920 was recorded on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. In early 2013 The Friends of Darwen Cemetery was contacted by the In From The Cold Project and we were able to confirm that Fred was buried in Darwen Cemetery on August 20, 1920. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Baron and had emigrated to Canada in 1908 and on the outbreak of the war enlisted in Canadian Forestry Corp, 126 Bn (2nd Quebec Regiment). He died in Lancaster. The CWGC has now been updated and shows his final resting place as Darwen Cemetery.

Additional Information:

Fred, son of John Baron and Elizabeth (nee Livesey) born Jul 4, 1877. He emigated to Canada in 1908. His mother died in 1910 and he returned for the funeral and left the following year for Canada. On the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the Canadian Army. His army records show that he attested Dec 15, 1915 at Brampton, Ontario, Canada and gave his sister, Mrs W West of 58 Lynwood Ave, Darwen, as his next of kin. His height was 5ft 8ins, chest 31½ins (expansion 2½ins), fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He gave his religion as Methodist. Very little his known of Fred time during the war but at the end of WW1 he returned to Canada. In 1919 he sailed on the Metagama and arrived in Liverpool on May 18, 1919 and made his way to his sister Betsy Ellen West at 58 Lynwood Ave, Darwen. The passenger list gives his occupation as valet. Whilst in Darwen he became unwell and was admitted to the  Lancaster Sanatorium where he died of TB on August 16, 1920.



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