Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Bertram Leeds Thomas Barnett

Photo of Bertram Leeds Thomas Barnett
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1889 - 1892.

Regiment: Army Service Corps.
Died: 18 April 1915 aged 40 in United Kingdom. Died at Aldershot.
Cemetery: Aldershot Military Cemetery AH 338

Date of birth: 21.6.1875. Son of T. Barnett, Nyton House, Chichester. b. 1875.
Modern IIóI.
St. Johnís College, Cambridge; B.A. (Third Class Natural Science Tripos) 1896; MB., B.C., 1902; St. Georgeís Hospital; M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1901; D.P.H. R.C.P.S. Lond. 1903; Inspector Public Health Department, Cairo, 1905ó07; Medical Officer of Health, Hong Kong; Solicitor 1909; Medical Officer of Health, Isle of Ely.
Great War, Captain A.S.

Appointed Captain 18.1.1915

'Suicide whilst of unsound mind'.
A newspaper account stated that he suffered from varicose veins, which had not been cured by an operation, leading to insomnia due to severe pain. He was also very worried about being able to carry out his duties. He was found hanged early on Sunday morning.
He had previously been a Medical Health Officer in Cambridge, Hong Kong and Egypt.

Grantees of Will: Rev Arthur Thomas Barnett and Harold Thomas Barnett.(Brothers of deceased).

Service Record: National Archives Ref:WO 339/19776