CFHS code : HT113

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of SIDNEY BARKER killed in action Sep 10 1918 CAROLINE ANN BARKER d Feb [6th] 1940

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201611, 0.13787711 – click here for location

Barker grave
Barker kerb stones

Monument

Kerb stones with flower holder in the parish area of Holy Trinity, beside the southern path (south side) as the path begins to curve left and become the eastern path. The inscription is now partly illegible.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of Sidney Barker
killed in action Sep 10 1918’

‘Caroline Ann Barker died Feb [6] 1940’

Sidney Reginald Frederick Barker (1899–1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Sidney was born in 1899 in Cambridge. He was the youngest of the eleven children of Alfred John Barker and Caroline Ann Barker (née Lagdon) of 76 St. Philip’s Road, Cambridge. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, which was posted to the 6th Battalion the London Regiment (City of London Rifles).

Caroline Ann Barker (née Lagdon) (1856–1940)

Caroline was born in 1856 in Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire. She was the eldest of the five children of William Lagdon and Eliza Lagdon (née Patten). Her father was a bricklayer and her mother a laundress. Her family lived in the High Street in Cherry Hinton. On 12 August 1875 in Cherry Hinton Caroline married Alfred John Barker, a railway porter. He had previously worked as a boot and shoe maker. Caroline and Alfred had eleven children of whom nine survived infancy including Sidney Reginald Frederick Barker. The family initially lived at 27 Railway Cottages, Mill Road, Cambridge before moving to 142 Mill Road (between the railway line and Argyle Street, now demolished). Alfred eventually became a railway passenger guard. Caroline died on 6 February 1940 in Cambridge.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
BMD
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858–1966

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Caroline Ann Barker; Sidney Reginald Frederick Barker