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13th August 1878 – 7th February 1919

Alfred Barnard was born on 13th August 1878 in Heigham, Norfolk. He was baptised on 6th September 1878.He became a Box Manafacturer Manager.                                                                                                             
His parents were Alfred Cooke Self born in 1843 in Stepney, a Commercial Clerk and Alice Barnard born in 1850 in Norfolk. Alfred died in 1913 and Alice in 1934.                                                                  

Alfred had 9 siblings:

  • Frances Alice 1880 -1925
  • Primrose 1881 -1971
  • Richard 1882 -1956
  • James Colin 1883 -1959 (Died New Zealand)
  • Peter 1885 – 1906
  • Owen W 1886 ( emigrated   to New Zealand 1907 )
  • Marjery 1887 -1907
  • Mary Valarie 1888 -1961
  • Alice Elizabeth 1891

Alfred married Edith Elsie Bennett born 1881 on 4th June 1914, she died on the 18th June 1936. They had 2 children a female child born 1916 who died the same year and Peter Barnard Self  born in Leeds on 26th July 1917, he died on 22nd December 2008.                                                         

Alfred enlisted in Manchester in December 1915 at this time he was living at Thornlea, Davyhulme Rd.

He joined The Royal Army Service Corps service number M/302434. Alfred was discharged in 1918 as he was no longer physically fit, dying on 7th February 1919 of a throat tumour believed to be caused by gas poisoning in the trenches  he is buried in  Henbury, Gloucestershire .

He was awarded The Silver War Badge.

War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 02-Aldred, Thomas
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 10-Midgley, Ernest
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 14-Royle, William
Webpage icon 16-Sharp, Richard,
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
Webpage icon 21-Vallett, William
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