The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W C Barker


Private William Clifford BARKER,  G/18949, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  9th April 1917, age 29.

Born Bromley, Kent. Son of George & Clara Barker.

1911 Census - 6, Bourne Road, Bromley, Kent - Albert John Milstead, head, age 64, married, roadman, Bromley Corporation, born Bromley, Kent; Jane Milstead, wife, age 63, married 43 years, 10 children, 7 still alive, born Pembury, Kent; Emily Annie Milstead, daughter, age 23 single, domestic, born Bromley, Kent; William Clifford Barker, boarder, age 23, single, domestic gardener, born Bromley, Kent.

23rd September 1911, Parish Church Bromley, married Emily Annie Milstead, spinster, of 6, Bourne Road, Bromley, Kent.

Child - Claude William Barker, born 26th September 1913, Croydon.

Enlisted Croydon, London, age 28, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 134lbs, mole right side of neck. Formerly gardener. Resided  New Bank Lodge, Church Hill Road, Kenley, Surrey.

Home 11th November 1915 to 10th October 1916; BEF, 11th October 1916 to 9th April 1917.

11th November 1915, enlisted; 12th November 1915 to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized & posted 9th Battalion, The Buffs, 11059; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, The Buffs; 10th October 1916, posted BEF & embarked; 11th October 1916, posted 1st Battalion, The Buffs; 20th October 1916, transferred to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1916, joined Battalion, in the Field; 27th November 1916, Field Ambulance, sick; 14th December 1916, 37 Field Ambulance, diarrhea; 20th December 1916, rejoined Battalion.

4th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Emily Annie Barker, 6, Bourne Road, Bromley, Kent; Child, Claude William Barker, born 26th September 1913; Father, George Barker, Nobles Cottage, Dormansland, Surrey; Mother, Clara Barker, Nobles Cottage, Dormansland, Surrey; Brother, Harold Barker, age 16, Nobles Cottage, Dormansland, Surrey; Sisters - Ethel Barker, age 28, Nobles Cottage, Dormansland, Surrey; Gwendoline Barker, age 18, Nobles Cottage, Dormansland, Surrey.

Buried at  Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt,  III.J.7., Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.

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