ALFRED EDWARD BARBER

Born: 26th May 1882, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd September 1914; age 32; KiA with submarine in North Sea.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 205320; Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Aboukir’.

 

Memorial Reference:

2.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs E. Barber, of 70, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1891   Ridge Cottage, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

Alfred was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Barber, 49, a Carpenter & Builder – own account, born Albion Street, Ipswich.

Francis Anna Barber (nee Faiers), 46, born Ipswich.

Henry Barber, 23, a Gardener – Domestic, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Barber, 18, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

Francis Barber, 13, born Ipswich.

Charles Herbert Barber, 10, born Ipswich.

Christine Caroline Barber, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick James Barber, 3, born Ipswich.

Philip Augustus Barber, 7 months, born Ipswich.

1901   Chatham Dockyard, Kent.

Alfred was 18 years old, an Ordinary Seaman on board the Royal Navy’s ‘Pembroke I’

1911   Stangate Creek, Sheerness, Kent.

Alfred was 28 years old, married, and an Able Seaman on board the Royal Navy’s Torpedo Boat No9.

In 1910, Ipswich, Alfred married Elizabeth West.

Alfred’s mother Francis Barber died November 1907, at 89, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

 

H.M.S. ‘Aboukir’:    http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/cressy.htm     http://dawlishchronicles.com/hms-aboukir-cressy-and-hogue-disaster-1914/

 

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