William Martin Barker1,2

M, #3849, b. Dec 1894, d. 11 Apr 1915
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FatherHorace Barker3 b. between 3 Apr 1869 and 1 Apr 1871
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Clouting3 b. between 3 Apr 1869 and 1 Apr 1871
     William Martin Barker was born between 21 Feb 1894 and 19 Feb 1896 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.3 His birth was registered in the Dec 1894 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.4 He was the son of Horace Barker and Annie Elizabeth Clouting.3 William Martin Barker was described as Height 5' 3 1/2", Chest 34 1/2" - 36 1/2", Vision Good, Physical Development Good on 20 Feb 1912.3 He died on 11 Apr 1915 in Dranoutre at age 20; during WW1.3 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; B.3.1

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901Horace BarkerWilliam Martin Barker was listed as a member of the household of Horace Barker in the 1901 census in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. Other people in the household include Annie Elizabeth Clouting, Ethel Grace Barker, Violet Florence Barker, Sidney Clifford Barker and Horace Frederick Barker.2
2 Apr 1911Horace BarkerWilliam Martin Barker was listed as a member of the household of Horace Barker in the 1911 census in Mount Pleasant, Alford, Lincolnshire, England. Other people in the household include Annie Elizabeth Clouting, Ethel Grace Barker, Sidney Clifford Barker, Horace Frederick Barker, Roy Leonard G Barker, Annie Lillian Barker, Vero Carl Barker and Austin B Barker 11 children born alive, 9 still living, 2 died.5

Military History

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1911Labourer (Gas Worker)5
20 Feb 1912Stone Mason3
Last Edited=12 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/453937."
  2. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Enumeration District : 3."
  3. [S451] Service Record of William Maurice Barker, Royal Garrison Artillery, WW1 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  4. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1894 Bosmere 4a 836."
  5. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 19871."
  6. [S452] Medal Card of William Barker, Lincolnshire Regiment, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll F/4B Page 22."
  7. [S452] Medal Card of William Barker, Lincolnshire Regiment, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll F/105 B Page 133."
  8. [S649] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."