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Forename(s): Gilbert John (Jack)
Place of Birth: Bramley (Leeds), Yorkshire
Service No: 8935
Regiment / Corps / Service: South Staffordshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Division: 46th (North Midland) Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM)
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CARPERBY, YORKSHIRE
Gilbert John (Jack) Harker was the son of Edmund Baxter and Mary Elizabeth Harker, née Arnott. Edmund was born at West Witton, Yorkshire and Mary at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
1911 Erdington, Warwickshire Census: Gravelly Hill North - Gilbert John Harker, aged 16 years, born Bramley, Yorkshire, son of Edmund and Mary Elizabeth Harker.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Jack Harker, 8935, S. Staffs R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 5.3.15. K. in A. 6.8.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Jack Harker, 8935, 1/5 S. Staff. R.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Jack Harker, 8935, 1/5th Bn S. Staffs Regt. Date and Place of Death: 6.8.15. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father Sole Legatee - Edmund. £11 12s. 4d.
A short biography of Jack is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division
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