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Rank Private
Service # 123850
Unit # 70th, 19th
Resident Chatham
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Pte. Barker trained with the 24th Kent Regiment for over a year in Chatham.

He went overseas with the 70th battalion Apr. 8, 1916 and after seven weeks training at Shornecliffe crossed to France with the second draft from the 70th. transferring to the 19th battalion.

After Vimy Ridge he was returned to England suffering with trench feet, and six weeks later was married to Miss Bertha Ladd of Southwold.

He crossed again to France Aug. 26, 1918 and received gunshot wounds in the side. He died Aug. 27, 1918.


Cenotaph Chatham and Kent County Cenotaph - Chatham
Sources Chatham Daily Planet (18-05-1917), Chatham Daily Planet (06-09-1918), Chatham Daily Planet (27-09-1919)
Supplemental Information Wife: Mrs. Bertha Barker, England Sister: Mrs. Emma Johnstone, 48 Grand Ave. Chatham
Height 5'10"
Eye Colour blue
Age 32
Complexion fair
Hair fair
Race white
Birthplace Dresden
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Farmer for Robert McGuigan, Cedar Springs
Marital Status married
When Enlisted 1915
Where Enlisted London, Ontario

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