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The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

Barker
Rank and Honours: Sergeant (1916-1917)
  Second Lieutenant
Unit(s): Canadian Army Dental Corps (COTC - 1916-1917)
  The Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918)
Next of Kin / Parents: J.J. Barker, 1024 Dorchester Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth: 3 March, 1895
Enlisted: April, 1916 in the Canadian Army Dental Corps
  October, 1917 in The Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death (& Place): Age: 23
  19 May, 1918
Burial Information: Buried in Durrington, Amesbury, Near Bournemouth, England.
Further Personal Information: JOSEPH CLAUDE ANTHONY BARKER March 3, 1895 - May 19, 1918
  Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
  Son of J.J. Barker; b. Toronto; ed. Nipigon p.s.; St. Michael's College, 1912-13;
  R. College Dental Surgeons, 1913-17, D.D.S.; C.O.T.C.
  Through the summer of 1916 he served as Sergeant in the C.A.D.C. at Camp Hughes, and then returned to College to complete his course. He again served in the C.A.D.C. in Winnipeg and Camp St. Charles in the summer of 1917. In October he joined the Royal Flying Corps at Toronto and trained through the winter in Texas, obtaining his commission in March 1918. After reaching England he was completing his course when he was accidentally killed in a flight near Bournemouth, the day before he was due to go to France. Buried at Durrington, near Amesbury.
  Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 10
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission