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In Memoriam - A Barker



Arthur Barker



Arthur Barker


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1887, Arthur was the eldest son of Harry and Ellen Barker. The 1911 census records him as working as a farm labourer (Harry was a farmer) and living with his parents, his sister Nellie and brother Wilfred Stanley at Clarence House, Hampsthwaite.

He enlisted in Castleford with a service number of 5387 and joined as a Rifleman in the 1/8th Battalion of the West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment.

He was killed in action on the 11th July 1916 and is buried in 1.A.11. Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authille Wood, Somme, France.

He and his brother Wilfred were cousins of Harold Barker and Willie Barker of Hampsthwaite.
(Click here to read the Barker Family History, here for the article "Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite" and here for Shaun Wilson's article on "Descendents of John and Grace Barker")

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals.



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In Memoriam - A Barker


Arthur Barker



Arthur Barker


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1887, Arthur was the eldest son of Harry and Ellen Barker. The 1911 census records him as working as a farm labourer (Harry was a farmer) and living with his parents, his sister Nellie and brother Wilfred Stanley at Clarence House, Hampsthwaite.

He enlisted in Castleford with a service number of 5387 and joined as a Rifleman in the 1/8th Battalion of the West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment.

He was killed in action on the 11th July 1916 and is buried in 1.A.11. Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authille Wood, Somme, France.

He and his brother Wilfred were cousins of Harold Barker and Willie Barker of Hampsthwaite.
(Click here to read the Barker Family History, here for the article "Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite" and here for Shaun Wilson's article on "Descendents of John and Grace Barker")

Awarded the British War and Victory Medals.



British War MedalVictory Medal
British War
Medal
Victory
Medal

WW2 PoppiesWW1 Poppies