Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

last known residence:
Hunslet, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Beruf:
Student

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
26513
Einberufung ort:
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
20/11/1917
Sterbeort:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
19

Begräbnisplatz

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Grabstelle: V
Reihe: J
Grab: 6

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 4

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Letzter bekannter Wohnort
#3 Einberufung ort
#4 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Sydney Barker, a former student, was born in 1898 in Hunslet, West Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Charles and Agnes Barker. He enlisted in Leeds. He served in the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Battalion, part of the 147th (2nd West Riding) Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On November 19, 1917, the battalion relieved the 1/5th West Yorkshire as battalion in support to left front line battalion on the divisional front on the Broodseinde Ridge just north of Beselare. A company was established at Tokio Ridge, B and C company were on the Westhoek Ridge and D company was on Anzac Ridge. On November 20, A Coy’s position on Tokio Ridge was heavily shelled most of the day. The other Coy’s were intermittently shelled during the day.

Sydney, aged 19, was killed in action on November 20, 1917. Private Barker was initially buried where he fell, near De Knoet Farm (28.D.28.b.20.30). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the Perth China Wall Cemetery, Plot V, Row J, Grave 6.

Quellen 5

1/5th West Riding Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2800/4).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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Picture of Sydney Barker
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205290094
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War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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