BARKER, Charles

No.12922, Private, Charles BARKER
Aged 21

9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on 19th September 1916

Charles Barker was born in Rushbrooke (3rd qtr 1895 Thingoe 4a:785), son of Arthur and Eizabeth BARKER (née COLEMAN)

1901 census...Aged 5, he was at Rushbrooke with his father Arthur BARKER [28] farm labourer born Rougham; his mother Elizabeth [38] and sister Ada [2]. All except his father were born in Rushbrooke

1911 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at 22 Rushbrooke with his parents and sister Ada

On the pension card his father was still at 22 Rushbrooke.

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.
He died at 22nd (London) Casualty Clearing Station at Grove Town. Without his Army service records it cannot be said exactly where he was or when he was wounded. The battalion at the time were involved in the battle of Flers-Courcelette

Photo CWGC

Charles Barker is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France 1:F:1

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