An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BARKER, GEORGE. Private. No 18173. 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario) Regiment. Born Sun End Farm, South Crosland, 31.8.1891. Son of Hector and Martha Barker, 26 Prince Royd, Birchencliffe. Educated at South Crosland Church School and Spring Grove Council School. Emigrated to Canada. Single. Enlisted August 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, between the 22nd and 26th April, 1915, near Hill 60, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.
- Brother to Private FRANK LESLIE BARKER.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission