Post by manilajack1846 on Nov 27, 2015 23:16:25 GMT
Hello. I am a member of the Liverpool and Southwest Lancashire Family History Society. I am also involved in the Hispanic Liverpool Project which is run buy the University of Warwick. Whilst researching Liverpool families with their roots in the Hispanic world I discovered the Barbosa family. Their father was from Portugal and they were all born in Liverpool. Some time in the late 1890's the whole family moved to Salford. The daughter Mary J I Bell married Edward Bell, from Glasgow. During the First World war three of the sons Louis, John and Joseph enlisted in the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Salford Pals. Lance Corporal Louis Barbosa died of wounds in a hospital in Rouen on 24th January 1916. Sergeant John Barbosa was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Joseph Barbosa survived the war, dying in 1948. In the recently released 1939 register he is living at 50 West Ashton Street, Salford, with his sister, Mary J I Bell, more commonly known as Irene Bell. Joseph's occupation is shown as "incapacitated". That made me wonder if his incapacity was inflicted during the First World War. Does anyone know of any "wounded" lists for the Salford Pals that may be in existence?
Post by manilajack1846 on Nov 29, 2015 11:13:26 GMT
Thank you so much for the information you have discovered. If they marched to Coxyde then they must have been in the Ypres salient. When I do type up the story of these heroes for the Hispanic Liverpool Project I will ensure that credit is given to SWARM. Thanks also to lester for the newspaper clippings. When it's done I'll post the link. Once again, thanks for your help.
Post by manilajack1846 on Nov 29, 2015 14:06:47 GMT
Michael joined the Army Service Corps as a driver in 1908. After a few months he deserted. The Roll of Honour in Liverpool Town Hall states that he died while serving with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. This information must have come from a family member. There is no record of him on the CWGC website. The God's own book mentioned that he was killed on 4/11/14. Paul on the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Facebook page is looking into it for me. It has been suggested that as Michael previously deserted he may have re-enlisted under an assumed name which we have yet to trace.
So we have Michael Barbosa born 1886 died on the 4/11/1914 (makes him 28 years old at death) serving with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who suffered 52 deaths on that date. This may take some investigating.
I have noticed that the Salford Reporter printed an article, 05/02/16, after Louis death. I will get a copy of the article when I visit the Local History Library this Wednesday.