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Forename(s): Margaret (Maggie)
Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Munitions Worker
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1916-12-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: INGLETON CEMETERY
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Margaret (Maggie) Barker (born 12 December 1899) was the daughter of John and Betsy Barker, née Bradshaw. John was born at Ingleton and Betsy at Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire.
1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Pemberton - Margaret Barker, aged 1 year, born Ingleton, daughter of John and Betsy Barker.
1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Beech Terrace - Margaret Barker, aged 12 years, born Ingleton, daughter of John and Betsy Barker.
Margaret was fatally injured in the munitions factory explosion at Barnbow, Leeds, on the 5 December 1916. She died on 18 December 1916 at Leeds General Infirmary (see Death Certificate in View Additional Image(s)), and was buried at Ingleton Cemetery on the 23 December.
The Five Sisters' Window in York Minster is dedicated as a war memorial to the women of the British Empire who lost their lives, 1914-1918. Margaret is commemorated by name and service in St Nicholas' Chapel in the North Transept of the Minster.
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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--- Margaret (Maggie) BARKER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Munitions Worker
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