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Gilbert John (Jack) HARKER

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Surname: HARKER

Forename(s): Gilbert John (Jack)

Place of Birth: Bramley (Leeds), Yorkshire

Service No: 8935

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 46th (North Midland) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1915-08-06

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

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Surname: HARKER

Forename(s): Jack

Born: Bramley, Yorks

Residence: Birmingham

Enlisted: Handsworth, Staffs

Number: 8935

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force)

Decorations:

Died Date: 06/08/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: HARKER

Forename(s): Jack Gilbert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 8935

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 06/08/1915

Additional Information: Born at Bramley, Yorks. Son of Mary E. Harker, of 45, Gravelly Hill North, Birmingham, and the late E. B. Harker.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1922

HARKER Edwin Baxter of 45 Gravelly-hill North Birmingham died 13 April 1922 Administration Birmingham 5 May to Mary Elizabeth Harker widow. Effects £47.

1958

HARKER Mary Elizabeth of 45 Gravelly Hill North Erdington Birmingham widow died 17 May 1958 at 154 Birmingham Road Sutton Coldfield Warwickshire Probate Birmingham 17 October to William Edmund Harker civil servant. Effects £2237 17s. 3d.

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Courtesy of Andrew R. Johnson

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