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John Barker

Servicenumber : 121504
Rank : Gunner
Regiment : Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit : 161st Siege Battery
Date of Death : 24-07-1917
Age : 23
Grave : Row C. Grave 14.
John Barker was a son of Thomas A. and Elizabeth Caroline Barker, of Brickyard, Tourley, Wokingham. He was the second eldest of 5 brothers and 1 sister. His father was a foreman. At the age of 17 John Barker worked as a brick maker and machine man at Toutley brickworks at Wokingham. 
Barker served as a Corporal with the 4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment before joining the Royal Garrison Artillery. 
Picture: 01-08-2016
 
Sources: Website CWGC and website www.wokinghamremembers.com 

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