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Private T Barker


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Private Thomas BARKER, G/18083, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders, France,  14th November 1916, age 25.

Son of William Thomas and Charlotte Barker, of Willingham, Cambridgeshire.


1911 Census - High Street, Willingham, Cambridgeshire - William Thomas Barker, head, age 55, married general farm labourer, born Chatham Hill, Worcestershire; Charlotte Barker, wife, age 57, married 33 years, 7 children, 4 still alive, born  Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Ernest Samuel Barker, son, age 37, single, general labourer fruit growing, born  Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Elsie Barker, daughter, age 24, single, at home, born  Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Thomas Barker, son, age 19, single, general labourer fruit growing, born  Willingham, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 24, height 5ft 11 inches.  Resided High Street, Willingham, Cambridgeshire.

Home 1st March 1916 to 26th August 1916; BEF 27th August 1916 to 14th November 1916.

1st March 1916, enlisted into 2/5 Suffolk Yeomanry, 2533; 12th August 1916, Halton Camp West, overstaying his pass from midnight 12th August till midnight 14th August, 11 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 27th August 1916, posted 1/4 Suffolk Regiment; 27th August 1916, embarked Folkestone; 27th August 1916, disembarked Boulogne; 28th August 1916, arrived 15 Infantry Base Depot; 7th September 1916, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th November 1916, 3 General Hospital, died of wounds.

16th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Charlotte Barker, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Brother, Ernest S Barker, age 35, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Sisters - Elsie Barker, age 32, Over Road, Willingham, Cambridgeshire; Emma Layton, age 33, 61 Manson? Road, Cambridge; Nephew, Reginald C Layton, age 3, 61 Manson? Road, Cambridge.

Buried at  Mont-Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, II.H.4.,  Seine-Maritime, France.


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