- Frederick Barnett was married to Ella Dora Barnett of Coton,
- Barnett served as a Section Commander in No. 8 Platoon, C-Company. According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Barnett fought in the
Rhine Bridge area. He was given a field burial by Reverends Daniel
McGowan and Alan Buchanan in the grounds of the Municipal Hospital
- On 17 september, on the way to the bridge,
Barnett and seven other men, one of them was Geoffrey
Ernest Morgan, ended up
in the cellar of a house on Utrechtsestraat, near the gestapo
headquarters. Barnett and one other man were wounded after they were ambushed. Two of
their comrades, William Loney and Norman Shipley, were killed in the ambush.
The following morning the men were out of ammunition and decided to
surrended. They had been cut of from the main force and there was no way
they could reach them. They made a white flag but it was shot to pieces
by a German machine gun. Then a hand grenade was thrown into the cellar.
Barnett picked it up and threw it out into the garden
where it exploded harmlessly. After that the Germans entered the cellar
and the men were taken prisoner.