Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph



Born: 9th January 1878, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

Died: 27th February 1921; age 44; died of Pulmonary Tubercle, at 43, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

Informant of death – brother Albert Charles Barker, of 171, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 43, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Painter – Journeyman.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: L.10737.

Regiment: 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, Corps of Lancers.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1881   3, Lancaster Road, Ipswich.


Bertie was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Barker, 38, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Ipswich.

Mary Alice Barker (nee Fell), 35, born East Street, Ipswich.

Thomas James Barker, 18, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Ipswich.

John Barker, 16, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Ipswich.

Alice E. Barker, 14, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

William Barker, 10, born Ipswich.

Albert Charles Barker, 7, born Ipswich.


1891   12, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.


Bertie was 13 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Thomas, 48, a Carpenter & Joiner.

Alice, 45.

Alice, 24, a Dressmaker.

William, 21, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Florence May Barker, 9, born Ipswich.

Percival George Barker, 4, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Capon, 20, a Shoe Fitter, born Ipswich.


1911   35, Fitzroy Street, Ipswich.


Bertie was 33 years old, a Mill Hand – Flour. He was living with his sister & niece.

Florence, 29, a Factory Hand.

Hilda May Barker, 4, born Holbrook, Suffolk.


Bertie’s father, Thomas Barker died May 1896, at 33, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich. His mother, Mary Alice Barker died 1905, Ipswich.


Bertie’s brother, Mr. John Barker, of 50, Lacey Street, Ipswich became his next-of-kin.


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