Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.
Born: 5th April 1882, Lewisham, Kent.
Died: 12th November 1918; age: 36; Died of sickness at Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 62948.
Regiment: The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 16th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
1891 5, Selden Road, Camberwell, London.
Rupert was 9 years old and living with his mother & siblings.
Harriet Barker, 42, Living On Her Own Means, born Lambeth.
Kate Evans Barker, 29, a Dressmaker, born Kennington, London.
Walter Owen Barker, 24, a French Polisher – Cabinets, born Camberwell.
Rosa Ann Barker, 20, a Draper’s Assistant, born Camberwell.
Lilian Mary Barker, 12, born Lewisham.
Gladys Harriet Barker, 6, born Lewisham.
1901 87, Kimberley Road, Camberwell, London.
Rupert was 18 years old, a Carpenter & Joiner. He was living with his mother & sisters.
Harriet, 50, Private Income.
Rosa, 29, a Draper’s Assistant.
Gladys, 15, a Milliner.
1911 46, Keston Road, East Dulwich, Greater London.
Rupert was 28 years old, a Painter. He was living with his widowed mother, sister & niece.
Harriet, 69, Private Income.
Rosa, 40, a Draper’s Assistant.
Kathleen May Winter (daughter of Kate), 14, born Deptford, London.
Rupert’s father was Robert John Barker, born 1836, born Canterbury, Kent. He was a Book Keeper & Collector.
Rupert attended St. Mary Magdalene School before moving on to Cold Blow Lane Temporary School, Lewisham, on the 24th April 1893. His address – 35, Mason Road. His father was recorded as Robert. Rupert left the school on the 22nd May 1896.
Soldier’s Effects to Harriet Barker – mother.