Edwin George BARNES

Forename(s): Edwin George

Surname: BARNES

   Retired Schoolmaster

Date of birth: 1854 (approx., calculated)

Date of death: 1940

Date of burial: 11 Jul 1940

Ceremony by:  Rev Ewbank

Age at death: 86 years

Address: 43 Carisbrooke Road, Newport

Section: A1 - Cemetery map

Plot No: 85  Section map of plots

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Burial Register entry: Carisbrooke   10981

Edwin Barnes was the son of Mr. Robert Barnes, the man who founded Portland House Academy , a private school that had among its pupils five men who became mayors of Newport plus a knight of the realm in Sir Arthur Fleming, who was born at Marvel in 1881 and who became a foremost electrical engineer and educationist who undertook work on the detection of submarines. Upon his father’s death in 1894, Edwin took over the running of the school that later moved to West Street. He continued as headmaster until his retirement in 1928 when the school closed. Upon his death in 1940, this gentleman had a guard of honour formed by forty ex-pupils at Carisbrooke Church as his coffin was carried into the church. Extracted from IWCP (BG)

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