Barker, Henry

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Barker, Henry

Regiment/Catrawd: 3rd Bttn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Pte 128150 (formerly 43951 RWF)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Arras Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Bay 10

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: British War Medal and Victory Medal ( ‘undisposed of’)

Date of Death: 28th March 1918

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

28th March 1918 in France/Flanders Killed in Action

 Henry was born in Mold in 1885.  The 1901 census finds him aged 16, living with his family at a shop at 22 High Street, Mold.  His father was Robert Baker aged 61 a chemist and grocer who had been born in Bagillt.  His mother was Mold born Mary aged 55.  The children were:
James Herbert a chemist’s assistant,
Catherine Ann Williams a married daughter aged 32
Robert aged 28  and a chemist,
George Rodney  aged 23 and a chemist
Henry aged 16 and a chemist’s apprentice
Constance Mary was 14
Florence Emily was 13
All the children were born in Mold.

The 1911 census records that Robert Barker was now a  71 yr old widower living at Lane End Buckley. He was still a chemist.
Henry Barker was 26 and a grocery manager – unmarried.
Blanche Barker was 23 and a housekeeper, single. (Was she Florence Emily on the previous census?)
Catherine (Forcer?) Williams 41 married daughter
Constance Eliz Williams aged 3yrs (Says daughter but surely means grandaughter)

Henry enlisted in Shotton

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Henry Barker is remember on the Arras Memorial. Thanks to Bill Rosedale for the photograph.

There is no completed card for Henry in the Flintshire Roll of Honour.