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James Arthur Barker

In memory of:

Private James Arthur Barker

September 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

678098

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 26, 1896
Lancanshire, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

January 12, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Arthur Barker and Elizabeth Dearden. Brother of William and Albert Barker.

Commemorated on Page 363 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. B. 9.

Location:

Sains-les-Marquion is a village about 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the D939, Arras to Cambrai road. SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY lies at the junction of the D15 and D16 roads, about 1.5 kilometres from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 31 of 1058.
  • Photo of JAMES ARTHUR BARKER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES ARTHUR BARKER– Taken in Holland March 1918. Sent to his sister Marianne Gray in Swansea, York South, York County, Ontario
  • Badge– Cap Badge 169th Bn CEF.  Private Barker was originally a member of the 169th Bn before he was transferred to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Photo by BGen(ret'd) G. Young.   Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– "The Canal du Nord memorial, erected by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project and the town of Marquion, was unveiled and dedicated on 24 September 2012. The memorial commemorates the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF, during the Canadian assault on the Canal du Nord on 27 September 1918 and the memory of those members of the Battalion who fell during the engagement. The memorial sits alongside the existing Canal du Nord, inside the town of Marquion, which the Battalion captured during the battle."

Photo submitted by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Photo of Arthur Barker and Elizabeth Dearden– Parents of James Arthur Barker are Arthur Barker and Elizabeth Dearden. He also had two brothers that returned from the War, William Barker and Albert Barker. Their sister was married to Richard Gray who was also a returned soldier, gassed twice.

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