Victor Albert Jubilee Barton

Date of birth: 1887
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Wiltshire
Battalion: 1/4th
Rank / Service No: Lance Corporal, 203966
Died: 19th September 1918, aged 28 years
Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel


Victor was the youngest of 9 siblings born to John and Amelia Ellen Barton (nee Denton), who married in Southampton in 1867.


John, a stevedore, was born in Totton in 1844 and he died in Southampton in 1905.

Ellen was born in Southampton in 1848 and she passed away only 5 years after Victor’s birth, in 1892.



Ellen Eliza   b. 1869 Southampton   d. 1905 New Forest   Married George Thomas Sparks in Southampton in 1891. 

Cornelius William James   b. 1870 Southampton   d. 1921 Southampton   Married Agnes Sarah May in Southampton in 1891.

John Edward   b. 1872 Southampton   d. ??   Married Emma Alma Pugh in Southampton in 1895 (7 children).

Margaret Caroline   b. 1875 Southampton   d. 1950 Surrey   Married Edward Henry Shepherd in Southampton in 1899.

Edward William   b. 15 February 1876 Southampton   d. ??   Married Eleanor Gould in Southampton in 1925.

Maria   b. 1878 Southampton   d. 1965 Southampton   Married Charles Henry Pugh in Southampton in 1904.

Charlotte   b. 1880 Southampton   d. 1880 Southampton

George Arthur   b. 27 October 1884 Southampton   d. 1963 Southampton   Married Lily Clara Broomfield in Southampton in 1904.

Victor Albert Jubilee


Victor married Margaret Emma Cassell in Southampton in 1906. The couple were living with the Mist family (a cousin) at 3 Argyle Road at the 1911 Census.

Margaret was born in Totton in 1886 and she married Ernest A. Herbert in Southampton in 1924.



Victor originally attested into the Hampshire Regiment (#240210); it is not known when, or why, he transferred to the Wiltshire Territorial Force.

The battalion joined the 233rd Brigade in the 75th Division in September 1917, when they moved from India to Egypt.


Victor fell on the first day of the Battle of Sharon, when the Division was tasked with taking the town of Miske and the Ottoman trench system around the village of Et Tire.


Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 7th December 2016


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