William Barnes

William Barnes
Rank: Fireman
Date of Death: 11/03/1915
Theatre of Death: MMR HMS ‘Bayano’
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial
Additional information: Son of the late Agnes Barnes of Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Barnes, Mill Street, Rutherglen.
1901 census information:
Address: 37 New Street, Rutherglen.
Mother: Agnes (40) outdoor worker, born about 1861 in Dumfries.
Brother: Thomas (19) coal miner, born about 1882 in Rutherglen.
Self: William (18) coal miner, born about 1883 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Samuel (12) born about 1889 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Agnes (10) born about 1891 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Maggie (8) born about 1893 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Reid (6) born about 1895 in Rutherglen.
Brother: George (5) born about 1896 in Rutherglen.

                      Evening Times 19/3/15

Newspaper transcript – William Barnes, a first-class stoker, was a native of Rutherglen, and prior to his signing on for the Bayano, was a fireman on the Cassandra. He joined the Bayano on Wednesday of last week, the day before the vessel was torpedoed. Previously he had been on Cameronia and the California. Mr Barnes who was about 30 years of age, was a member of the Rutherglen Blue Bell Flute Band, and was well known in Rutherglen. He lived with his mother in New Street, Rutherglen.