Date added: 15 Jun 2015
Private George Cornah Barton was born on the 20th April 1794, Garstang (Lancashire) to Thomas Barton (1771 - 1853) and Jane (Jennie) Barton (1771 - 1847).
At the age of 20 on the 6th April 1814, George enlisted for the British Army and belonged to the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards (1st Foot) in Lieutenant. Colonel West's Company.
As a private for the Grenadier Guards (the oldest foot guard regiment in the British Army) from 1814, George fought at both Quatre Bras and Waterloo in 1815.
In 1844, after honorably serving in the Army, Private George passed away at the age of 50.