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Horace Barnet

Royal Engineers FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 13: A 0
100% successful

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  Colonel Horace Hutton Barnet
Birth Thursday, 6 March 1856 at 2 Leinster Gardens, in Bayswater, Hyde Park, Middlesex
  registered in Kensington January-March 1856 Kensington was in Middlesex Registration County up until 1889
"BARNET—March 6, at Leinster-gardens, Hyde-park, the wife of G. Barnet, Esq., of a son." - Tuesday, 11 March 1856, London Daily News

According to the 1861 census, Horace H. is the eldest of three children to George and Frederica (née Salomons). They lived at 2 Leinster Gardens in Paddington, London. His father is an East Indian merchant, and they have five servants.


According to the 1871 census, Horace H. Barnett was a pupil at Rugby College, on the Hillmorton Road, in Rugby.

  "ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY.—The following have been declared by the Civil Service Commissioners the successful candidates in the recent open competition for entrance into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. They are named in the order of merit:.... Horace Hutton Barnet." - Friday, 13 June 1873, Daily Telegraph & Courier
  "WAR OFFICE, PALL MALL, 20TH AUGUST, 1875.—The temporary commissions as Lieutenants of the following officers to be made permanent, and antedated to 28th January, 1875, such antedate not to carry back pay:—Horace Hutton Barnet." - Saturday, 21 August 1875, Broad Arrow.
  "WAR OFFICE, PALL MALL, 15TH JANUARY, 1878.—The following Gentlemen Cadets from the Royal Military Academy to be Lieutenants with temporary rank:—Horace Hutton Barnet." - Wednesday, 16 January 1878, Naval & Military Gazette.

According to the 1881 census, Horace Hutton Barnett was at the School of Military Engineer at Brompton Barracks in Gillingham.  He is listed as being a Lieutenant.

  "WAR OFFICE, February 2.
"Royal Engineers—The following lieuts. to be capts., under the provisions of Article 7 (b) of the Royal Warrant of June 10, 1884: dated 28th Jan. 1886:—Horace Hutton Barnet."
- Tuesday, 9 February 1886, Homeward Mail from India, China & the East
Marriage to Leonora Rose Bayly (née Monckton), on Wednesday, 1 January 1890, at Dimbula Ceylon.
Leonara had previously been married to George Bayly in Bombay, 1881. He died on 2 April 1889.
  no registration found
"BARNET—BAYLY.—On 1st of Jan. 1890, at Dimbula Ceylon, Horace Hutton Barnet, Captain, Royal Engineers, eldest of son of Geo. Barnet, Esq, of Montagu Square, London, W., to Leonora Rose (Norah) widow of the late G. H. Bayly Esq., and youngest daughter of the late F.E. Monckton, Esq., of Clevedon, Somersetshire." - Tuesday, 14 January 1890, Englishman's Overland Mail
Children Horace and Leonora had one son together. Dennis George (b.21 July 1893 in Allahabad )

(His father died on 16 June 1890)
According to the 1891 census, Horace H. was now a captain, and married to Leonora. They are living with his mother at 26 Montagu Square in Marylebone, London.

  "ROYAL ENGINEERS.—Capt. Horace H. Barnet to be Major, vice P. Cardew." - Saturday, 27 October 1894, Army & Navy Gazette

He or his wife is not on the 1901 census, presumed abroad performing army duties.
(Leonora Barnet died on 14 April 1902 in Lucknow, India)

  "Colonel H. H. Barnet, late Royal Engineers who retired on an Indian pension on his fifty-third birthday, obtained his commission as lieutenant in January, 1875, and in that rank served in Afghanistan in 1878-80 (medal), and in Burma in 1885-87, when he was mentioned in dispatches (medal with clasp). He was promoted to captain in January, 1886, while in the field, and became major in October, 1894, lieutenant-colonel in October, 1901, and brevet colonel three years later. Colonel Barnet was last employed as C.R.E., Meerut, which post he vacated three years ago. He had been on half-pay since October, 1906." - Saturday, 19 June 1909, Army & Navy Gazette

According to the 1911 census, Horace Hutton is retired as a Colonel of the Royal Engineers. He now lives as a widower with his widowed mother at 16 Young Street in Kensington. The two of them have three servants.
(His mother died on 8 December 1917. His son, Dennis George, died 1 November 1918 at Bapaume, France, on active service with the RAF)


According to the 1921 census, Horace Hutton, still retired as a Colonel of the Royal Engineers. He now lives at 9 Lincoln House in Kensington with two servants.

  According to the 1939 register, Horace H. is a widow and retired Colonel in the Royal Engineers. He lives in a flat at 9 Lincoln House on the Basil Street in Kensington.
Death Saturday, 29 March 1941, at Flat 9 of Lincoln House, Basil Street, Kensington, London
aged 85 years 23 days registered in Kensington January-March 1941
Probate "BARNET Horace Hutton of 9 Lincoln House Basil-street Knightsbridge London died 29 March 1941 Probate Llandudno 30 May to Noel Thornley Stoker chartered accountant and William Harry Evans late brigadier H.M. army.
Effects £15029 7s." [2019 equivalent: £764,399].
  "KNIGHTSBRIDGE COLONEL'S BEQUESTS.—Colonel Horace Hutton Barnett, late Royal Engineers, of Knightsbridge, who left £15,029 (net personalty £12,765), bequeathed 'all debentures in All-England Lawn Tennis Ground Company and Centre Court seats' to Dorothea M. E. Kendall. He also left £500 to the Royal Engineers Charitable Fund." - Friday, 13 June 1941, Chelsea  News and General Advertiser


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Rugby College before joining the Royal Engineers FC in 1873;
Corinthians guested for the team
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990]

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the ninetieth players (94) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward, possibly Inside-right
Only match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 25 years 349 days;
Individual honours The South (two appearances, 1882-83)
Distinctions Died thirteen days after Bob Crompton

Beyond England

Served with the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant from 28 January 1875, and captain from 28 January 1886, retiring holding the rank of colonel during the 1900's.  Was recalled for service in the first World War, later living in London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.25.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
1 1 90 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13 0 100 +1
His only match was a friendly match played at an away venue

Match History

 Clubs: Royal Engineers F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 25 trial  
one appearance - The South vs. The North, 28 January 1882;

apps match match details comp res rundown pos

1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13
Knock Ground, Belfast
Fr AW   ir

one of seven who became the ninetieth (94) players to appear for England
the fifth Royal Engineer to represent England
one of three who became the first Corinthian to represent England

Age 26 trial  
one appearance - The North vs. The South, 15 January 1883.