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Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Thomas Barker was born in 1896 in Tamworth and was the son of Joseph a coal miner and Mary Barker née Adamson of 211 Warsop Vale, Mansfield. His father Joseph was born in 1862 in Tamworth and his mother Mary Adamson was born in 1874 in the United States, they were married in Wilnecote Warwickshire in 1897 and went on to have the following children, Thomas b1896 Tamworth, Mary b1897 Tamworth, Rosie b1899 Ascote, Staffordshire, Samuel b1901 Ascote, Charles b1902 Seckington Staffordshire, Frank b1904 Linton, Derbyshire, Emma b1906 Linton, William b1908 Measham, Leicestershire and Martha b1911 Warsop. In the 1911 census the family are living at 29 Alexandria Street, Warsop and are shown as Joseph 49 yrs a coal miner , he is living with his wife Mary 37 yrs and their children Thomas 15 yrs, Rose 12 yrs, Samuel 10 yrs, Charles 9 yrs, Frank 7 yrs, Emma 5 yrs, William 3 yrs and Martha 3 months. His mother Mary died in 1911 at Nottingham she was 37 yrs of age.
28 Feb 1915
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211 Warsop Vale.
The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Thomas Barker enlisted at Mansfield on 12th January 1915, he gave his age as 19 years and 78 days and his address as 211 Warsop Vale, Mansfield , his next of kin was his father Joseph of the same address he was posted to 11th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment on 27th January 1915, He was admitted to hospital at Alderney, Channel Islands on 25th February 1915, dying three days later of influenza at Alderney, on 28th February 1915. He is buried at Alderney (St. Anne) Churchyard, Alderney.
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