I have downloaded the records above from Ancestry and his service and pension records are on line showing him born in Hay, Herefordshire but living in Dorstone <Herefordshire
Just had a good look at them and where it says have you served before he has put 11years 9 months with Rga DISCHARGED 1898
So where would that put him in relation to Boer war.
Im starting to think that David in earlier post could be right
My father came across your message yesterday and has asked me to make contact with you.
My name is Ruthie Gilbert, I am William Barrell's gg granddaughter.
My family have a lot of information on William, please feel free to get in contact with me.
Many thanks Ruthie Gilbert