Remembered with honour Grove Town Cemetery: Plot II, Row K, Grave 37.
He attested 11 December 1915 for Short Service (Duration of the War) at the Town Hall, Ilford, Essex: a milk carrier aged 23, 5’7½” tall, of Ilford. He was mobilised 7 April 1916 and went to France 6 September 1916. He suffered a gun shot wound to the chest 17 November 1916, and died at 34 Casualty Clearing Station; his widow was notified 23 November 1916. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
Son of Alfred William and the late Ellen (nee CROSS) BARKER; husband of Annie Louisa (nee DOWSETT) BARKER.
His parents married 9 February 1880 at Christ Church, Great Warley, Essex. Ellen died 1909 in the Romford district aged 51, and was buried 14 December at St Mary’s, Great Ilford; Alfred died 1918 in the Romford district aged 64, and was buried 2 April, also at St Mary’s, Great Ilford.
Arthur was born 1892 in Ilford, and married 1913 at St Chad’s, Chadwell Heath, Essex; they had two children. Annie never remarried, and died 1968 in the Brentwood, Essex, district aged 77.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Ilford, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1911 Census, a grocer’s assistant aged 18, he still lived in Ilford, with his widowed father and six siblings.
Date of death19/11/1916
Age at death25
Place of death
NotesArthur is possibly the A BARKER commemorated in the Borough Roll of Honour
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