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.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George William & Violet Barker, of Ipswich.


Father: George William Barker, born January 1896, 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.


George is 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,

3rd Division.

October 1939: Travelled to France.

May/June 1940:The Battalion was evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.



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