BARKER, George

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Rank: Acting Bombardier

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 1884 third quarter

Date of death: 29/11/1917

Place of death: Western European Theatre

Service number: L/12191

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery C Bty 161st Bde

Medals: Victory and British war medal (possibly)

Cemetery location: Dean Road cemetery F 206

Where remembered?:
Haringhe (Bandaghem ) Military Cemetery 1. B.23.
Oliver’s Mount
Dean Road cemetery F 206

Biographical Information

George was born in Scarborough in 1884 to parents James and Elizabeth Barker. The 1891 census shows the family of two girls and three boys living at 46, Quay  Street. George was aged 7 years at this count. James, the father was listed as being a fisherman, he died in 1900.

George married Violet M Jones in 1913 ( last quarter) in Wharfedale.

Enlisting in Scarborough, George served in the Royal Horse Artillery on the Western Front.

Hospital records show that on 7th November 1917 he was admitted to hospital from the casualty clearing station with “ bronchitis.”on the 29th of that same month, he was killed in action.

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