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Full Name: Henry John Barson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Henry John
Surname: Barson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 79178
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs W. Wakely (sister), South Featherston, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 40th Reinforcements B Company
Embarkation Date: 10 July 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 107
Vessel: Tahiti
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 86
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Infantry
Place of Death: United Kingdom
Date of Death: 12 September 1918
Age at Death: 39
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of Disease
Cemetery Name: Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery, Devon, England
Grave Reference: Church. C. 4832.
Biographical Notes: Henry Barson was the son of the late Thomas and Emma Barson. His brother, George Barson (26/384) also died in WW1
Description of Image: Headstone, Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery (photo Mrs Kyle 2000)
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Chronicles of the NZEF 3 October 1917, p.83. An account of the accident that resulted in the death of nine New Zealanders.
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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