Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 54540 Hedley BARKER of 14th General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
Died of illness Monday 7th August 1916, 14th General Hospital, Wimereaux, France, age 29
|Home address:||4 Albert Terrace, Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire|
|Born:||1887, Leeds, Yorkshire|
|Parents:||Sarah Martha Barker and John William Barker of 38 Garrett Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Mabel Beatrice Barker (née Brown) of 1 Skilbeck Street, Wellington Road, Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire|
|He enlisted in:||Hyde, Cheshire|
|Remembered:||Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, I. P. 10A.|
|Link to Hyde:||Enlisted in Hyde|
Cause of Death report for Private 54540 Hedley Barker:
Operation 10:30 am - 5.8.16 - Laparotomy was performed. About 15 feet of small intestine were found to be strangulated in a paraduodenal fossa. This strangulated intestine was freed, patient improved for two days, when peritonitis ensued.
Operation 7:30pm - 7.8.16 - The wound was reopened. Thrombosis had ensued in the meseuteric vessels. About six feet of gangrene gut was excised, and Paul's tube inserted into the cut ends. The patient never rallied from the operation, and died at 9:50pm 7.8.16.
Autopsy - A large paraduodenal fossa existed. The rest of the small intestine showed many patches of gangrene. Extensive leakage had taken place, and peritonitis was well established.
Conclusion - Cause of death was peritonitis following gangrene of the small intestine the result of thrombosis of the mese?? vessels caused by strangulation in a paraduodenal fossa.
In my opinion, although the fossa was of long ?? the entry of the intestines into the sac, and the subsequent ?? strangulation was caused by increased intra-abdominal pressure present as the result of carrying out his duties as a General Duty Orderly while on Active Service.
Captain R.A.M.C., T. C. Mackenzie,
No.14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 14.8.16