BARKER, EDWIN JOHN LESLIE

 

 

Source

CWGC

SDGW

Uttoxeter Advertiser

Other

Parents

James and Florence Barker

 

 

 

1a

Where born

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

 

Yes

 

1a

When born

About 1894

 

 

 

1a

Address

 

 

 

 

 

Spouse

 

 

 

 

 

Children

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Before Joining up

 

 

 

 

 

Where enlisted

Nottingham

 

Yes

 

 

Former Service Number and Regiment

012393, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

 

Yes

 

 

Regiment and Unit at the time of his death

Cheshire Regiment

Yes

Yes

 

 

1st/7th Bn.

Yes

Yes

 

 

Rank

Private

Yes

Yes

 

 

Service Number

40768

Yes

Yes

 

 

Date of Death

3 September 1918

Yes

Yes

 

 

Age at time of death

About 24

 

 

 

Implied from the date of birth given by 1a

Where Killed or died

France/Flanders

 

Yes

 

 

How he died

Killed in action

 

Yes

 

 

Location of Grave or Memorial

No known grave. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 61

Yes

 

 

 

Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin was born in Uttoxeter, as were his father, sisters Lilian, Mary and Gladys, and brother James. [1a]

The 1901 census shows him living with his parents in the Clifton and Compton parish.

Edwin was killed in the Ypres Salient and as he has no known grave he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.