WILLIAM GEORGE BARKER

Born: 24th May 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 4th July 1917; age 38; KiA – Vimy Sector – This non-commissioned officer was in charge of a G.S.wagon going to the Battery, when an enemy shell exploded in the air just above the wagon, pieces hitting him in the shoulder, and he died while being carried to the dressing station a few yards away. No next of kin found.

Residence: 16, Portland Street, Toronto, Canada.

Enlistment Details: Location: Valcartier, Quebec, Canada; Date: 23rd September 1914; Age: 35 years & 4 months; Occupation: Scaffolder; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: Mrs W.G. Barker. Height: Height: 5ft & 6 ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & greyish brown hair.

Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 42438

Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

II.D.17.

La Targette British Cemetery,

Neuville-St.-Vaast,

Pas de Calais,

France.

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Canadian Field Artillery, 3rd Battalion: http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/warDiaryLac/wdLacP11.asp

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