Barnes Wallis CBE
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Barnes Neville Wallis CBE (1887 - 1979)

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis CBE
Born in Ripley, Derbyshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Apr 1925 in Hampstead, Middlesex, Englandmap
Father of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Effingham, Surrey, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2017
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English scientist, engineer and inventor, best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters.[1]

Barnes was born in 1887. He was the son of Charles Wallis and Edith Ashby. He passed away in 1979. [2]


  1. Wikipedia:Barnes Wallis
  2. Unsourced family tree handed down to Sarah Brierley.
  • * England & Wales Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915, Barnes Neville Wallis, Oct-Nov-Dec 1887, Belper, Derbyshire 7b 591.
  • England Select Births and Christenings 1538-1975, Barnes Neville Wallis, baptism 15 Nov 1887, Ripley, Derbyshire, England. Parents Charles Wallis & Edith Wallis. FHL Film Number 1752221.
  • England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1916-2005, Barnes N Wallis & Mary F Bloxam, Apr-May-Jun 1925, Hampstead, Middlesex 1a 1471.
  • England & Wales National Probate Calendar 1858-1966, 1973-1995, Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, died 30 Oct 1979, Effingham Surrey, probate 14 Jan 1980, London.

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Wallis-2600 and Wallis-1997 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates.
posted by Amy Utting
Barnes Wallis Papers [1]
posted by C. Mackinnon
Barnes famously married his own step-cousin, so I've added the relevant profiles: Barnes N Wallis --> his father Charles W G Wallis --> his second wife Frances A Bloxam --> her brother Arthur G Bloxam --> his daughter Mary F Bloxam --> her husband Barnes N Wallis.
posted by Jeff Bronks

Barnes is 16 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 34 degrees from Toni Morrison and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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