The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Barker


Private Arthur BARKER, G/20294, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 22nd March 1918, age 34.

Born Salford, Lancashire, son of Mrs. Betsy Barker, of 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester.

1911 Census - 7, Claremont Street, off Gloucester Street, Regent Road, Salford, Manchester - Betsy Barker, head, widow, age 49, married 30 years, 11 children, 5 still alive, housewife, born Nottinghamshire; Arthur Barker, son, age 29, single, printers assistant, notary, born Salford, Lancashire; Esther Ann Barker, daughter, age 21, single, winder, hose pipe, born Salford, Lancashire; Ethel Gertrude Barker, daughter, age 12, school, born Salford, Lancashire; Ernest Alfred Barker, son, age 9, school, born Salford, Lancashire.

Enlisted Salford, Lancashire, age 32, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 119lbs. Formerly printer. Resided 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester.

Home 23rd November 1915 to 25th October 1917; BEF 26th October 1917 to 22nd March 1918.

23rd November 1915, enlisted; 23rd November 1915, to Army Reserve; 3rd August 1916, mobilized; 3rd August 1916, relegated to Reserves; 8th June 1917, re-mobilized; 8th June 1917, posted 5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force, 205305; 26th October 1917, posted BEF; 29th October 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st October 1917, joined Battalion; 13th November 1917, proceeded to Italy with 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd March 1918, returned to France with 11st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th March 1918, compulsory transferred to 41st Machine Gun Corps & allocated a new regimental number, 143727; 19th April 1918, transfer to  41st Machine Gun Corps cancelled.

9th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father deceased; Mother, Betsy Barker, 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester; Brother - Ernest Alfred Barker, age 18, 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester; Sisters - Ethel Gertrude Barker, age 20, 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester; Ethel Ann Stanley, age 30, 7, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester; Elizabeth Millingham, age 37, 132, Claremont St., Salford, Manchester.

Commemorated at  Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 & 59, Somme, France.

NOTE : CWGC web site shows date of death as 30th March 1918, Soldiers Died in the Great War shows it as 22nd March 1918.

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