Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
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|
|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|
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.