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Written by JimDevine   
Saturday, 21 December 2013 13:07
Hello Ladies and Gents,
 
My name is Ewan McNeil. I was asked by a friend to ask if anyone out there may have information on his father and namesake, Francis Barnett, who ended up a Sergeant in the HLI? He was Irish and very probably joined up in Glasgow. He fought in WWI and was injured in 1917. My friend understands that this was down to being wounded. Apparently Francis Barnett conducted a significant act of bravery and was due to be offered formal recognition of this (possibly VC), with recommendation from an officer by the surname of Stuart. However, sadly officer Stuart was killed going over the top, so no recommendation was made.
MY fiend would dearly love to know of his father's time in the HLI. I have tried forces-war-records.co.uk, but there is no record of a Francis Barnett in the HLI there that I could find.
 
If Francis Barnett rings a bell out there with anyone I would be very grateful indeed to hear from you.
 
Thank you :)
 
Ewan McNeil
 
 

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