Sergeant William Barker (4893)

1st Gloucestershire Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St James Welland,

Burial/Commemoration: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action during the Battle of Langemarck, Flanders 23/10/1914

Age: 36

Next of Kin: Son of Harriet Hewins (formerly Barker), of Marlbank, Welland, Malvern. Worcs., and the late William Barker

Capbadge of the Gloucestershire Regiment

William Barker was born in 1878 at No 8 Holt Village, Worcestershire, the son of a traction engine driver. He was a regular soldier and served in the South African War 1899 – 1902, during which he took part in the famous defence of Ladysmith. Sergeant Barker was killed during the Battle of Langemarck near Ypres on 23rd October 1914. To read more about this action, click here.

Timothy Barker 2006
Welland Parish Website 2006

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