Barber, Robert

Dates: 1886-1916

War Service: Robert Barber served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and his service number was L/8112. He died on 13th August 1916, aged 30, and is buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

Location of Memorial: He is remembered on the St Pauls, Deptford WW1 War Memorial.

Details: Robert Barber was born on 30th May 1886 and baptised was baptised on 30th January 1895 at St Paul's Church, Deptford. His sister Ethel was also baptised on the same day and at this time the family were living at 14 Junction Road.

He enlisted in the army on 15th June 1905 and gave his occupation as a river carrier. He was living at 9a Hither Green Lane. He was described as being 5ft 3 ¾ inches tall and weighing 116lbs with grey eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion.

On the 1911 census he was recorded living at 3 Staunton Street Deptford with his parents, Robert and Sarah, and his sisters Ethel Maud, Edith Maria and Mabel. His occupation was given as soldier.


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