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Private F W Barker


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Private Frederick William BARKER, G/14530, "B" Company, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 27th August 1916, age 28.

Born Clapham Green, Bedfordshire, son of George and Charlotte Barker, of 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire., Bedfordshire.


1911 Census - 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford - George Barker, head, age 47, labourer on golf links, born Goldington, Bedford; Charlotte Barker, wife age 45, married 26 years, 10 children, all still alive,  born Goldington, Bedford; Frederick barker, son, age 22, single, labourer on golf links, born Clapham Green; Arthur Barker, son, age 20, single, carman,  born Clapham Green; Percy Barker, son, age19, single, domestic under gardener,  born Clapham Green; Harry Barker, son, age 14, caddy on golf links,  born Clapham Green; Walter Barker, son, age 13, errand boy,  born Clapham Green; Florence barker, daughter, age 9, school,  born Clapham Green; Maurice barker, son, age 4, born Goldington, Bedford.


Called up for Service, 8th April 1916, Bedford, Bedfordshire, age 26, height 5ft 6 inches, 9 teeth decayed or missing. Formerly carter. Resided 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Home 8th April 1916 to 23rd July 1916; BEF 24th July 1916 to 27th August 1916.

8th April 1916, called up for Service; 8th April 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th July 1916, Shoreham, overstaying his pass from midnight until 12.00am 11th, 3 days confined to camp, forfeits 1 days pay; 14th July 1916, embarked; 15th July 1916, disembarked; 1st August 1916, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 27th August 1916, posted missing.

3rd September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Barker, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Mother, Charlotte Barker, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Brothers - Arthur Barker, age 28, 18? Beckett Street, Bedford; Walter Barker, age 27, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Harry Barker, age 23, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Maurice Barker, age 13, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Sisters - Agness Barker, age 20, Clapham, nr Bedford; Florence Barker, age 18, 26, Beaconsfield St., Bedford, Bedfordshire; Laura Barker, age 16, 109 Priory Street, Bedford.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11C, Somme, France.


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