John Barton 1931-2016

John Barton was born 1931, son of Hattie née Green and Clifford Barton. He had a twin sister Mary and and elder sister Mollie (Scrivener).

John went to Miss Francis's school on Mersea, then a Convent School in Colchester, but travelling into Colchester was dangerous in the early years of the War, so he went to a private school on Mersea [ at the Nothe ]. 1941 he went to Colchester Royal Grammar School. Leaving school, John went into the Army to become a radiographer.

John emigrated to New Zealand c1959, living in New Plymouth.

In July 2015, John's daughter Sophie recorded an interview with John talking about his life. Listen to the audio:
Growing up in WW2 part 1
Growing up in WW2 part 2
Growing up in WW2 part 3

John died 7 August 2016 in New Plymouth.

Read More:
Letter from John Barton 2000
Letter from Mollie Scrivener 2001


Related Images

 Hattie Barton with children John, Mary and Mollie.  SBN_001SBN_001
Hattie Barton with children John, Mary and Mollie.
1931
 Hattie Lily Barton née Green with twins Mary and John.  SBN_005SBN_005
Hattie Lily Barton née Green with twins Mary and John.
c1934
 Mary, Mollie (Scrivener) and John Barton  SBN_007SBN_007
Mary, Mollie (Scrivener) and John Barton
c1935
 Mary and John Barton - a Birthday - either 18th or 21st.  SBN_015SBN_015
Mary and John Barton - a Birthday - either 18th or 21st.
 John, Hattie and Clifford Barton at Tresco  SBN_017SBN_017
John, Hattie and Clifford Barton at Tresco
 John Barton  SBN_019SBN_019
John Barton
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Source: Mersea Museum