Private Albert Ernest Barker

Army Number: 265187 (formerly 1776)

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

British War and Victory MedalBorn 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 on 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 Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. Plot 6, Row A, Grave 15.

Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France.

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

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