Born: 1922, Dover, Kent.
Died: 21st July 1940; age: 18; due to war operations, at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex.
Residence: 6, Chesapeake Road, Ipswich.
Employed: as an Iron Moulder at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5827111
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George William & Violet Barker, of Ipswich.
Father: George William Barker, born January1896, Ipswich. A Fitter’s Mate – Power House, at Martlesham, Suffolk. During the Second World War at the Air-Ministry Works Service – Aerodrome.
Mother: Violet Barker (nee Hanks), born January 1900, Ipswich.
Also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.
1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment:
September 1939: on the outbreak of war moved the base at Devonport. As part of the 8th Infantry Brigade,
October 1939: Travelled to France.
May/June 1940:The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.