Remembered Today: Pte 9562 George Barnett, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

George Barnett was born in Broadway in 1886, the youngest son of William and Mary Ann Smith Barnett. George enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Stratford-upon-Avon on 4th December 1914. He served with the 1st Battalion and was posted to the Western Front on 2nd May 1915. George was killed in action, aged 28, on 9th July 1915, whilst his battalion were fighting to capture the International Trench at Boesinghe near Ypres.

Pte George Barnett is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and the Broadway War Memorial.

Remembered Today: Pte 34604 William R. Billey, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

William Robert Billey was born in Broadway in 1897, the son of Albert William and Lilian Billey. At the age of 18, William enlisted with the Worcestershire Regiment in Ebbw Vale whilst working for the Great Western Railway. He served with the 2nd Battalion of the Worcesters and was posted to the Western Front on 2nd December 1915. William was killed in action, aged 19, on 21st May 1917, in the Actions of Croisilles south-east of Arras.

Pte William Billey is buried in Croisilles British Cemetery and is commemorated on the Broadway War Memorial.