Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.
Henry Barker was born in Cambridge in 1881, the son of George and Katie Barker.
In 1891, he was living at 7 Heath Terrace, Woodditton, Cambridgeshire with his parents and his brother Arthur. Henry’s father George was working as a stonemason.
By 1911 the family were living at 61 Hampstead Road, Dorking.
Henry enlisted in London on 11th October 1914, he had been working in Buenos Aires as a locomotion fireman for the Buenos Aires Western Partners Limited, but returned to England to join up when War was declared.
Henry joined the Royal Engineers, Railway Operation Division as a Sapper with the regimental number WR/280140.
He survived the war, but died on 19th July 1919 in Epsom Hospital due to the effects of gas poisoning. He is buried in Dorking Cemetery 17.9464. George and Katie continued to live at 61 Hampstead Road until the middle of the 1920’s.
|Lived||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Son of||George and Katie Barker of 61 Hampstead Lane, Dorking|
|Regiment||Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers|
|Date of Death||19th July 1919|
|Place of Death||Epsom, Surrey|
|Cause of Death||Died of the effects of gas poisoning|
|Cemetery||Dorking Cemetery, Dorking|