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Barker Family History circa 1914-18

In 1887 in the registration district of Pateley Bridge, Frederick William Barker (1862 - 1930) born in Hampsthwaite, married Margaret Benson (1865 - 1899) born in Darley. Frederick’s  occupation was a stone mason as was his father before him.


See also : Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite and Descendants of John and Grace Barker


 

"Barton House"
"Barton House"

They lived at Barton House on Hollins Lane in Hampsthwaite and had 8 children;


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James and Alice Padgett Marriage Certificate 1924 at St Luke's Harrogate - click for full size image
James and Alice Padgett Marriage Certificate 1924 at St Luke's Harrogate

Alice married James Padgett in 1924, who by 1916 had completed 13 years’ service in the army. James served in the entire Great War without once being wounded. According to their eldest daughter, who currently lives in the Harrogate area, the Barker’s (possibly Fred or his father Peter), were at some point in business as stone masons and built the library in Harrogate, although this would need to be verified.

Harrogate library is a Carnegie Library built with a grant of £7,500 and opened in 1906.

Peter Barker died in childhood and the youngest sister, Jane Eleanor Barker, died from influenza in 1918, presumably Spanish Flu.

Five brothers served in WW1: Benson, William, Tom, Harold and Earnest

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Harrogate Advertiser 21st February 1917 - click for full size image
Harrogate Advertiser 21st February 1917
Alice and Benson - click for full size image
Alice and Benson
Postcard with left to right: Harold, Ernest and Tom - click for full size image
Postcard with left to right: Harold, Ernest and Tom
Benson Barker - click for full size image
Benson Barker

Benson Barker (1889 - 1943)

Benson (named Benson after his mother’s maiden name) emigrated to Canada in 1910 and joined up there. Benson was shot in the shoulder and neck and survived, but was medically discharged from the army in 1919.

Benson sailed to Liverpool from Montreal in November 1925 on Cunard's RMS Alaunia and returned to Barton House Hampsthwaite. His occupation was a stone mason like his father and his grandfather. He was the executor of his father’s estate in 1930 and died in Staffordshire in 1943.

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Ships Passenger List for Return from Canada on the RMS Alaunia in 1925 - click for full size image
Ships Passenger List for Return from Canada on the RMS Alaunia in 1925
Benson Barker's Attestation - click for full size image
Benson Barker's Attestation
Benson Barker's Papers 1919 - click for full size image
Benson Barker's Papers 1919

Benson Barker's Medical Record


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Frederick William (Willie) Barker - click for full size image
Frederick William (Willie) Barker

Frederick William (Willie) Barker (1892 - 1917)

William emigrated to Canada in either 1913 or 1914 and enlisted as a Private, in the Royal Canadian Regiment, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a service number of 477038, on 23rd August 1915. He gave his occupation as a miner and said he had previously served with the Calgary Rifles).

Willie was badly wounded by shrapnel on 13th November 1917 and died of his wounds on 9th December at No.7 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, aged 25.

He is recorded as having been buried at XXX1.C.17A. at Etaples Military Cemetery, France

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F. W. Barker Attestation - click for full size image
F. W. Barker Attestation
Tonsilitus Report - click for full size image
Tonsilitus Report
F.W.Barker Will - click for full size image
F.W.Barker Will
F.W.Barker Casualty Report - click for full size image
F.W.Barker Casualty Report
F.W.Barker Death Certificate - click for full size image
F.W.Barker Death Certificate
F.W.Barker Obituary - click for full size image
F.W.Barker Obituary

The Canadian WW1 Book of Remembrance is kept in a display case, in the memorial chamber of the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa.

The pages of the book are turned at 11am very day, so the name of every soldier is on display at least once every year.

William Barker is listed towards the bottom of the left-hand column on page 196
Canadian WW1 Book of Remembrance - click for full size image
Canadian WW1 Book of Remembrance
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Page 196
Book of Remembrance Display Case - click for full size image
Book of Remembrance Display Case

F.W.Barker's Medical Record


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Tom Barker - click for full size image
Tom Barker

Tom Barker (1895 - 1966)

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Harold Barker - click for full size image
Harold Barker

Harold Barker (1896 - 1917)

Aged 19, he enlisted in Harrogate on the 25th February 1915 with a service number of 16766 and joined, as a Private, the 9th Battalion of the York and Lancashire Regiment. He was posted to France in March 1916 and wounded in the thigh shortly afterwards. He re-joined the 9th Regiment but was again wounded, this time in the head, and died of his injuries two days later on the 9th January 1917 at the age of 21.

He was buried in I.C.6. Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery, France

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Harold Barker Attestation - click for full size image
Harold Barker Attestation
Harold Barker Will - click for full size image
Harold Barker Will
Harold Barker Obituary - click for full size image
Harold Barker Obituary
Cemetry Headstone Inscriptions - click for full size image
Cemetry Headstone Inscriptions
Harold Barker Headstone - click for full size image
Harold Barker Headstone
Hazebrouck Cemetry Plots Layout - click for full size image
Hazebrouck Cemetry Plots Layout
Hazebrouck Cemetry Memorial - click for full size image
Hazebrouck Cemetry Memorial
Hazebrouck Cemetry War Graves - click for full size image
Hazebrouck Cemetry War Graves
Earnest Barker - click for full size image
Earnest Barker

Ernest Barker (1898 - ?)

Information not available but he is believed to have been wounded


Barker Family History circa 1914-18

In 1887 in the registration district of Pateley Bridge, Frederick William Barker (1862 - 1930) born in Hampsthwaite, married Margaret Benson (1865 - 1899) born in Darley. Frederick’s  occupation was a stone mason as was his father before him.


See also : Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite and Descendants of John and Grace Barker