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Edward BARKER

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 13 Dickens Street, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Printer
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

Notes:“Killed in France. 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”
  Manchester Evening News, Friday 21st January 1916, Page 7, Column 2