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Donald Barten

1889-1917

This section of my personal website is dedicated to my great uncle, Donald Barten, who died on Friday, 30th November 1917, age 29, at the Battle of Cambrai, France.

In the 1990's I learned that I had a great uncle, on my father's side of my family, who had been killed in World War I. At first I knew him only from this single photograph. In 1999, on a visit to the Public Record Office at Kew, I began to discover details of his life. Family members later kindly uncovered further photographs, helping me add a face to the name I had come to know well from the historical records.

Julian Barnard

Donald Barten with his sisters

Donald with sisters Ettie Louise (known as Sissie, right), Dora (standing at back) and Hilda - the name of the child held by Sissie is unknown

This picture was taken around 1900

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