Commemorated:

1. Memorial:Twelve Tree Copse CemeteryIII. S. 1A.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.116
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour41D GQS
    

Awards & Titles:

 

Family :

4th son of Col. Sir Francis Barker Kt. and Lady Barker, of Essex Lodge, Folkestone. Born Malta, 13 Jan. 1883

Probate shows: BARKER, Godfrey of Essex Lodge, Folkestone. Major Royal Naval Division. Died 29th April 1915 at the Dardenelles. Administration (will) grated 17th July to Francis William James Barker Knight attorney of Ernest Francis Wililam Barker - Captain - Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Effects 313 13s.

Education & Career :

Educated at King Edwards School, Birmingham (privately) and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. He was qualified as an instructor in Physical Training.

Service Life:

Campaigns:

Unit / Ship / Est.: Drake Bn. R.N. Div 

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

Gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.M.L.L. 1 Sept. 1901, and promoted Lieut. 1 July, 1902, and Capt. 1 Sept. 1912. He served aboard:
HMS Firequeen
HMS Magnificent
HMS Exmouth
HMS Victory
HMS Europa
HMS Powerful
HMS Eclipse
HMS Terrible
HMS Hampshire
HMS Prince George
HMS Royal Arthur
HMS Prince of Wales.

Detail :

At the outbreak of the war he was appointed Major and Adjutant of the Drake Battn., R.N.D., and was killed in action at Gallipoli,28 April, 1915; The 1921 Masonic Roll of Honour lists him as a Captain. Source; RUVIGNY VOL

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Navy No. 2612 E.C.London

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14th March 1913
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