http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1498601/BARRETT,%20J%20L the certificate is free to copy
Born: 1878 in Horwich End in Fernilee Parish, Whaley Bridge.
1881 Census: Living in Horwich End, Whaley Bridge aged 3yrs.
1891 Census: Living at Fern Bank Farm, Horwich End aged 13yrs at School.
1901 Census: Living at 1 Wesley Terrace, Fairfield.
1911 Census: Living at 33 Queens Road, Fairfield.
Served in the MGC as a Gunner Service No: 625 Promoted to Corporal.
Death: August 1919 in Jubbalpore, India.
James Lomas Barrett
SAD END OF A CAREER
It will come as a great shock to Fairfield residents to learn of the tragic death of Driver James Barrett, elder son of Mrs S Barrett, of Conway Villas, 33 Queens Road, Fairfield. A cable was received from his Commanding Officer in India last Monday conveying the sad announcement that her son had been drowned. It will be remembered that before joining his Majesty’s Forces James Barrett was a postman at the General Post Office, Buxton. Always a clever mechanic and skilful in motor work, he joined the Motor Corps and served in the war. He was not long ago home on leave. Of a bright, cheery disposition and a favourite with his fellows, his untimely end will be lamented by a large circle of friends. Mrs Barrett will while mourning the loss of a beloved son, have the satisfaction of knowing how highly he was esteemed. To the bereaved will be extended the deepest sympathy.
As reported in Buxton Advertiser
Probate records give the date as 8/8/1919 Service records give the date as 11/8/1919. Cause of death ‘Accidental Drowning’.