Frank Barker -Sergeant 6231

Francis’s birth was registered Q4 1881
Frank (Francis) was baptised 9th April 1892 in St Mary’s Church, Garforth. Father Joseph Mother Sarah Ann
He originally enlisted in Yorks and Lancs Regiment on 8th August 1898 for 6 years aged 17 years and six months old. At this time he was a miner living in Barrowby Lane Barwick in Elmet
Francis served with 2nd Battalion Border Regiment in France and Flanders
He was Killed in Action 28th April 1917
Commonwealth Graves Arras Memorial Bay 6

Arras Plan

Frank Barker Certificate

Father – Joseph B (b.1841 in Barwick in Elmet)
Mother – Sarah Ann B. nee Moore (b. 1850 in Aberford)
Married Q3 1870
Brother – Walter B. (b. 1872 in Barwick in Elmet)
Sister – Hannah B. (b. 1873 in Barwick in Elmet)
Brother – John William (b. 1876 in Barwick in Elmet)
Sister – Maria B. (b. 1880 in Barwick in Elmet)
Francis Barker (b 1881 in Barwick in Elmet)
Sister – Ann B. (b. 1885 in Barwick in Elmet)
Brother – Matthias (b. 1888 in Barwick in Elmet)
In June 1910 Francis married Isabella Graham in Whitehaven
In 1911 they were living at No5 Windmill Street, Whitehaven. Francis was a coal Miner Hewer
In 1911 brother John William was a widow and 6 year old Emma, Joseph’s Granddaughter was living with them at 7 Strawberry Avenue . There were nine people, including two boarders,living in the four room dwelling