Frank is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School . Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 1888, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 30th June 1915; Age: 27; KiA at Beuvry.

Residence: 13, Oxford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Sawyer.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 29th January 1908; Age: 20 years & 11 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft & 7 1/2ins, fresh complexion, greenish grey eyes & dark brown hair.


Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Commissioned 17th November 1914.


Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 26th Heavy Battery.

Formerly Corporal, 28157 of the 35th Battery, R.G.A.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Beuvry Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William and Alice Barber, of Ipswich.




1891   34, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 3 years old and living with his mother & brother.

Alice Barber (nee Hilton), 27, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Ernest Joseph Barber, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   34, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Barber, 43, born Canterbury, Kent.

Alice, 37.

Ernest, 10.

Gladys Blanche Barber, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hampshire.


Frank was 24 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner for the Royal Garrison Artillery, 35th Heavy Battery.



Mrs Gladys B. Pitts, of 1, Margaret Road, Heath Park, Romford, Essex applied for the 1914 Star in respect of the services of her late brother.


Probate to Mrs Laura Goss – Aunt (wife of James Goss).


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs Laura Goss – Aunt.

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