Barker, W. G. Rank Private Service # 123850 Unit # 70th, 19th Resident Chatham Pte. Barker trained with the 24th Kent Regiment for over a year in Chatham. He went overseas with the 70th battalion Apr. 8, 1916 and after seven weeks training at Shornecliffe crossed to France with the second draft from the 70th. transferring to the 19th battalion. After Vimy Ridge he was returned to England suffering with trench feet, and six weeks later was married to Miss Bertha Ladd of Southwold. He crossed again to France Aug. 26, 1918 and received gunshot wounds in the side. He died Aug. 27, 1918. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Cenotaph Chatham and Kent County Cenotaph - Chatham Sources Chatham Daily Planet (18-05-1917), Chatham Daily Planet (06-09-1918), Chatham Daily Planet (27-09-1919) Supplemental Information Wife: Mrs. Bertha Barker, England Sister: Mrs. Emma Johnstone, 48 Grand Ave. Chatham Height 5'10" Eye Colour blue Age 32 Complexion fair Hair fair Race white Birthplace Dresden Religion Methodist Last Place of Employment Farmer for Robert McGuigan, Cedar Springs Marital Status married When Enlisted 1915 Where Enlisted London, Ontario Notice something wrong with this record? Or, do you have something to add? Report it using our online form.