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BARKER , George Henry

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:BARKER

First Name:George Henry

Age At Death:27

Birthplace:Holton-le-Clay

Rank:Private

Service Number:8220

Regiment/ Service:East Yorkshire Regiment

Unit:2nd Bn.

Date of Death:04/10/1915

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais

Country:France

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:40 and 41.

UK Memorials:South Ferriby

Next of Kin:Son of Charles W. Barker, of Thornton St., Barrow-on-Humber, Lincs.

Biographical Notes:1901 census, Cuxwold: George Barker, 12, b. Holton-le-Clay, living with parents Charles and Emma Barker, one brother and two sisters; BMD Index, birth: George Henry Barker, reg. Dec. 1888, Louth; LDS: a George Henry Barker baptism is recorded 1888, Holton-le-Clay, father Charles William Barker, mother Catherine. BMD Index, marriage: Charles William Barker m. Catherine Tye, reg. Dec. 1881, Lincoln; death: Catherine Barker, 39, reg. Jun. 1899, Grimsby; marriage: Charles William Barker to Emma Jane Scoffin, reg. Sep. 1900, Caistor.) Enlisted Hull. Another South Ferriby young fellow has been killed in action in France. G. H. Barker was in the East Yorkshire Regiment, served in India, and was drafted home on the outbreak of the war. He was shot dead while conveying bandages to the stretcher bearers, for which he had volunteered on hearing they were needed. Of such stuff are our heroes made Hull Daily Mail, 23 October 1915, page 2.

Researcher:Roger Frankish

Sources Used:Hull Daily Mail, 23 October 1915, page 2.

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