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Private 17152 Edward BARKER of 9th Bn. Cheshire Regiment

Died of Wounds Sunday 2nd January 1916, France , age 22

Of:4 Boston Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Pendlebury, Lancashire
Parents:Annie Barker and Edward Barker of 136 George Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel II. K. 7. of the memorial in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richbough-L'avoue, Pas de Calais, France
Link with Hyde:Live in Hyde


Newspaper Report:
Private Edward Barker, of the 9th Cheshires whose home was at 4 Boston Street, Hyde, was killed in France last week. He and a companion were leading the way for a party and had just climbed out of their dug-out when a shell dropped close to them, killing the companion and riddling Barker with shrapnel. He died immediately. Private Barker was 22 years of age, and enlisted in September, 1914. He was employed at Newton Bank printworks.
The Manchester Evening News, Friday 21st January 1916, Page 7, Column 2.