Edgar Oldham Barnes 1919- 1992

He was named after an aunt, a spinster with money!


1919. Edgar Oldham Barnes was born on 21/1/1919 in Gateshead to Edgar Barnes & Jessie Mcnee

1939. Edgar O Barnes, aged 20, medical student, was living 51 Annerly Road, Southend on Sea with his parents and a servant

Edgar Barnes 23 Aug 1883 Male Medical Practioner Married 147 1
Jessie Barnes 02 Mar 1887 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 147 2
Edgar O Barnes 21 Jan 1919 Male Medical Student Single 147 3
Doris Howlett (Harvey) 14 Jun 1906 Female Domestic Servant Single 147 4


1942~. Edgar Oldham Barnes joined the RAF.

He became a Wing Commander but could not rise any higher in the ranks as he refused to join the Freemasons . He served as a senior officer on an averagely large station, moving every 1 or 2 years up until 1964. Posts included Cypress & Gibralter. he sent his son to Malvern College. His next posting was in Holborn, London, where he did war pension work. And then he moved to St Anne's on Sea, still working with pensions. He retired in 1972 after 30 years with the RAF, on a full pension and a lump sum. .

He bought an expensive engagement ring in the Far East for his future wife - but it never arrived in Britain in the post. Years later he bought her another one- considerably cheaper

1945. Edgar O Barnes married Elizabeth Edwards Southend Sep 1945

1950. Ian E Barnes born Stafford Sep 1950

1955. Edward S Barnes born Surrey N E Mar 1955


Around 1950 , his father decided to retire and plonked himself on his son and family, saying 'right, you can look after as now': he died a few years later . But his mother, Jessie, lived with him and his family, as they travelled around the world with the RAF, until her death in 1965

1992. Edgar Oldham Barnes died Southampton Feb 1992