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Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd December 1918; age 26; Died of Toxic Myocarditis – 22nd General Hospital.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 889514

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 23rd Brigade (T.F.).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Lydia Barker, of 7, Jupiter Road, Ipswich.





1901   6, Myrtle Terrace, Freehold Road, Ipswich.


John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Barker, 47, an Engineer Attendant, born Creeting All Saints, Suffolk.

Lydia Barker (nee Ashby), 43, born Wick, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Mary Ann Barker, 16, a Laundress, born Ledbury, Herefordshire.

James William Barker, 14, a Wood Chopping Machine Hand, born Ledbury.

Minnie Francis Gwenoline Barker, 13, born St. James, Herefordshire.

George Edward Barker, 12, born St. James.

Robert Thomas Barker, 9, born Creetingham St. Peter, Suffolk.

Walter Henry Barker, 6, born Ipswich.

Albert Victor Barker, 3, born Ipswich.

Edith May Barker, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   538 – 540, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


John was 18 years old, a Milk Carrier – Dairyman & Farmer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 57, a General Engineer Attendant – Board of Ipswich Guardians.

Lydia, 53.

Mary Ann, 25, Greengrocer – Hawker – own accountant.

George, 22, a Milk Carrier – Dairyman & Farmer.

Robert, 19, a Milk Carrier – Dairyman & Farmer.

Walter, 16, a Van Boy – Bread – Co-operative Stores.

Albert, 13.

Edith, 12.

Francis Arthur L. Barker, 9, born Ipswich.

1 lodger.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Barker – father.


Royal Field Artillery:

Died of Toxic Myocarditis:

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