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. 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.

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

Barker grave
Barker grave

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.201611, 0.13787711 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Trinity

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

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

Sidney Reginald Frederick Barker