The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private P Barker


Private Percy BARKER, G/18289, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 7th October 1916, age 30.

Born, St Thomas, Norfolk, son of Charles and Elizabeth Barker, of Betts Field Barn, Southacre, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk, age 22, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 140lbs. Formerly farm labourer. Resided, Betts Field Barn, Southacre, Norfolk.

Home 21st February 1916 to 5th September 1916; BEF 6th September 1916 to 7th October 1916.

21st February 1916, enlisted; 22nd February 1916 to Army Reserve; 8th April 1916, mobilized; 12th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion, (Special Reserve) G/13291; 1st September 1916, transferred to 99th Training Reserve; 6th September 1916, embarked; 18th September 1916, joined 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment in the Field;

5th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles Henry Barker, Betts Field Barn, Southacre; Mother Elizabeth Barker, Betts Field Barn, Southacre; Brother, Charles Henry Barker, age 14, Betts Field Barn, Southacre; Sisters - Florence Anderton?, age 29, Market Place, Swaffham; Glandas? Barker, age 21, Betts Field Barn, Southacre; Maud Steeves?, age 18, Betts Field Barn, Southacre.

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

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