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Private Albert Ernest Barker

Army Number : 265187 (formerly 1776)

Battalion : 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Loughborough, Leicestershire and lived at Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Son of John Thomas and Annie Barker, of 22, Mona Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire. He was a painters assistant prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He went to France 25th February 1917 and died of wounds, 16th October 1917, aged 21, received on the night of the 4/5th October 1917, whilst serving in the Hill 70 trenches.

Buried/Commemorated : Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 15.

Private Albert Ernest Barker is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. John the Baptist Church Church War Memorial, Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

His brother Sergeant Reginald Horace Barker, 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

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