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  • Albert is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainut, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Sneinton Nottingham
Albert was the son of Albert and Sarah Ann Barker (née Prior). His father Albert was born in London in about 1866 and his mother Sarh Ann in Carlton, Nottingham, in 1866. They were married at Sneinton St Stephen on 29 January 1888 and had two children who were born in Sneinton, Ellen Victoria b. 1888 bap. Sneinton St Matthias 26 October 1892 and Albert Edward b. 1894. In 1891 Albert, a carpenter and joiner, and Sarah were living at 55 Woodhouse Street, Sneinton with their daughter Ellen (2). Albert was born six years later. By 1901 the family had moved to 66 Windmill Lane, Sneinton, where they were living with Sarah's parents, William Prior, a brickmaker, and Ellen, a charwoman. Sarah Ann died in 1903 (J/F/M Nottingham) aged about 36 and was buried on 6 January. Her children Ellen (22) a pattern girl at a lace warehouse, and Albert Edward (16) a clerk at a colliery, were still living at 66 Windmill Street with their grandparents in 1911. Their father Albert Barker, has not yet been traced on the 1911 Census and may have died in 1916. Ellen Victoria married Leonard A Windram in 1914 (O/N/D Nottingham). Albert Edward married Mabel E Guest (b. 15 May 1895) in 1915 (O/N/D Nottingham). Mabel was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, but in 1911 she was living on Woodouse Street, Sneinton, with her aunt and uncles, Albert and Mary Ellis. She was working as a hosiery machiniest. Albert and Mabel were living at 78 Gordon Road, Nottingham, when he was killed in 1918. Mabel married Robert Jefford in 1920 and they had at least one child, Robert Denis (b. 18 February 1924 d. 1983). In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled the family was living on Valley Road, Nottingham. Robert was an assurance agent, Mabel a hosiery machinist overlocker and Robert jnr, a boot repairer. Mabel died in 1972 (J/F/M Nottingham).
In 1911 he was a clerk at a colliery
12 Apr 1918
874204 - CWGC Website
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Enlisted Nottingham
Sergeant
6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
6th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders Albert Edgar Barker was posted missing between 9 and 12 April 1918 and his death was later presumed to have occurred on 12 April 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainut, Belgium (Panel 9). CWGC - Ploegsteert Memorial (extract): The memorial 'commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The memorial serves the area from the line Caestre-Dranoutre-Warneton to the north, to Haverskerque-Estaires-Fournes to the south, including the towns of Hazebrouck, Merville, Bailleul and Armentieres, the Forest of Nieppe, and Ploegsteert Wood. The original intention had been to erect the memorial in Lille. Most of those commemorated by the memorial did not die in major offensives, such as those which took place around Ypres to the north, or Loos to the south. Most were killed in the course of the day-to-day trench warfare which characterised this part of the line, or in small scale set engagements, usually carried out in support of the major attacks taking place elsewhere.'
Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Mabel was his sole legatee. Mabel was awarded a pension of 16/3d (16 shillings 3 pence) first payable 9 December 1918.
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  • Albert is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainut, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Albert Edward Barker - Albert is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainut, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)