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Barker, Aubrey Arthur

Old Colcestrian killed in action: News has been received that Lieut. Aubrey A. Barker, Somerset L.I. has been killed in action in North West Europe. He was 22 years of age, educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and was an exceptionally clever linguist, gaining medals foe French and highest honours in Italian and Spanish. He also worked in connection with the Basque refugees. In 1941 he gained a scholarship and went to King’ s College, London. Lieut. Barker is the only son of Mrs H. A. Barker, High Chimnyes, King Harold Road, Colchester. Essex County Standard 20 Oct.1944

Biographical

Surname(s)Barker
First name(s)Aubrey Arthur
Date of birth27 March 1922
Place of birthIpswich Registration District
Family detailsSon of Arthur Christopher Walter Barker and of Hilda Alice Barker of Poole, Dorsetshire
Previous educationColchester Royal Grammar School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1941-1942
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitSomerset Light Infantry, 4th Battn.
Service number261644
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death22/09/1944
Age at death22
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathN.W. Europe
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel, Poole Roll of Honour
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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