Sidney Reginald Frederick Barker (1899–1918), Rifleman (50287) in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, which was posted to the 6th Battalion the London Regiment (City of London Rifles), was killed in action in northern France on 10 September 1918, aged 18.
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). Sidney was killed in action in northern France on 10 September 1918, aged 18. He was entitled to both the Victory medal and the British War medal. His death is recorded by a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone in the Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Somme (I. D. 10), as well as being remembered on this family grave.
(See downloads of reports that he was missing and appeal by parents.)
Sidney Barker newspaper report
Sidney Barker newspaper appeal
Lat Lon : 52.201611, 0.13787711 – click here for location
Parish : Holy Trinity
War Graves Photographic Project
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858–1966
By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent