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Frank Barnaby

Date of birth: 1926
Date of death: 27.07.1945
Area: Knottingley
Regiment: Reconnaissance Corps RAC
Family information: Son of Albert and Sarah (nee Downey) Barnaby
Rank: Trooper
Service number: 14844094

War Service

Trooper Frank Barnaby was in the 5th Regiment of the Reconnaissance Corps RAC when he died on 27th July 1945 aged 18. He was buried in the Celle War Cemetery, Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany, Plot 2 Row B Grave 5.
Celle War Cemetery, about 25 miles north east of Hanover, was the hospital cemetery of the 64th British Military Hospital and those buried here are mainly servicemen who died of wounds sustained during the last month or so of the war. Family history recalls the truck in which he was travelling was blown up by a land mine.

Family Life

Frank Barnaby was born in the second quarter of 1926 and his birth was registered at Pontefract. He was the son of Albert and Sarah (nee Downey) who married in the first quarter of 1923 and their marriage was registered at Pontefract.

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