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.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





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.

Lilian, 22.

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.

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