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Surname
Barnett (Glitzenstein)
First names
Robert (Raphael)
Rank
Rifleman
Service No.
5509
Date of Death
19/12/1914
Hebrew Date
2 Tevet 5675
Hebrew Date
ב׳ בְּטֵבֵת תרע״ה
Age at Death
15
How Died
Killed In Action
Where Died
Ploegsteert Wood near Ypres
Cemetery
Rifle House Cemetery, Warneton, Belgium
Service Details
1 Battalion Rifle Brigade
Served
Western Front
Occupation
Age at Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Locality on Enlistment
Religion
Jewish
Gender
Male
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Country of Enlistment
England
Notes
Son of Phillip and Esther Barnett, of 95 Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, London. He was born on 25 June 1899, in Hackney, the son of Russian-born parents Barnett, a tailor by trade, and Esther Glitzenstein (née Bloomberg). A family argument prompted Glitzenstein to leave home and enlist in the British Army, upon which he assumed the name of Robert Barnett and joined the 1st Battalion, The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade). Barnett went to the Western Front at the age of 15, below the minimum age of 19 that a soldier was required to be for overseas service. He died on 19 December 1914, in an attack on Ploegsteert Wood, one of three officers and 23 other ranks killed. His death made him one of the youngest soldiers to perish in the war.
 
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