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Sergeant William Barker (4893)

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

Capbadge of the Gloucestershire Regiment

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

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 [1], during which he took part in the famous defence of Ladysmith [2]. Sergeant Barker was killed during the Battle of Langemarck [3] near Ypres on 23rd October 1914. To read more about this action, click here [4].

Timothy Barker 2006
Welland Parish Website 2006

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[1] South African War 1899 – 1902: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War

[2] defence of Ladysmith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ladysmith

[3] Battle of Langemarck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Langemarck_%281917%29

[4] click here: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/war-diary-entry/1st-gloucestershire-regiment-20th-23rd-october-1914

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