Sergeant Reginald Horace Barker

Army Number: 265254 (formerly 1944)

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

British 15 Star, 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 an apprentice printer prior to enlisting at Loughborough, Leicestershire. He went to France on 25th February 1915 and was killed in action, 29th June 1917, aged 22, by a German sniper, during a raid on the German trenches at Bully Grenay, France.

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7.

Arras Memorial, France.

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