Are you related to Sub Lieutenant John Francis St. Clair Barton?
Sub Lieutenant Barton was born in 1895 in Kent to Francis Alexander Barton and Clara Elsie Pierce and had two siblings: Mildred Gwendoline Barton and Dudley Ware Alexander Barton.
He was killed in action on 13 March 1918 in France, age 23 while serving in the Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. His name was not included in the original lists of casualties provided to the Commission for commemoration, and he was only recognised in 2002. Today he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.
We are looking to make contact with any relative of Sub Lieutenant Barton – if you believe you are related to him, or have any helpful information, please contact the MOD War Detectives at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Enquiries team via our website.
Royal Naval Division recruitment poster. (Image courtesy of IWM)