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Sydney Barker

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1898
Geboorteplaats:
Hunslet, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Laatst gekende woonplaats:
Hunslet, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beroep:
Student

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
26513
Dienstneming plaats:
Leeds, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/5th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
20/11/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
19

Begraafplaats

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Plot: V
Rij: J
Graf: 6

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 4

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Laatst gekende woonplaats
#3 Dienstneming plaats
#4 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

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.

Bronnen 4

1/5th West Riding Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2800/4).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
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
Gebruikte bronnen
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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