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Private Donald Barnes
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Date of death: 31/12/1916 (aged 20)
Cemetery: HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE
Son of Henry and Alice Ann Barnes, of 66, Hamilton St., Atherton, Lancs.
Bombardier Oliver Barnes
Royal Field Artillery
Date of death: 23/09/1919 (aged 24)
Cemetery: ATHERTON CEMETERY
Son of Alfred and Mary Jane Barnes, of 122, Meal House Lane, Atherton.