New Member Hello! 1602447 Cyril Bernard BARKER, Royal Artillery: POW

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Karen H, May 8, 2020.

  1. Karen H

    Karen H Member

    Hi - have just signed up and wanted to say hello :) my name is Karen and I’ve been researching my family tree for over 20 years, my late grandad was a POW at Stalag XI A - he had served at Tobruk as a gunner in the Royal Artillery - trying to research as much as I can as he never spoke of it (understandably) appreciate any feedback - thank you :)
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Welcome to the forum Karen,post his name and number someone may be able to help?

  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Welcome aboard Karen

    You have come to the right Forum !

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  4. Karen H

    Karen H Member

    Thank you - I wasn’t sure if it was the right place to post lots of info - didn’t want to bombard but his name was Cyril Bernard Barker, 1604227 was his Army number and 141164 his POW number - thank you
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  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Karen could you re check his army number please 1604227 refers to a Samuel Toseland Royal Artillery . Thanks

  6. Karen H

    Karen H Member

    Sorry sorry - fat fingers! It is 1602447
  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I think the number ends 2447 - see attached

    barker attestation book.jpg barker casualty 2.jpg barker casualty 3.jpg barker casualty.jpg

    Sorry I was typing up as you replied
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  8. Karen H

    Karen H Member

    No problem - thank you :)
  9. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Capture in the Aegean in November 1943 thought possibly during the battles for Kos,Leros and Rhodes (Oct-November 1943 ) when I checked theres a German PoW card at Kew which confirms this

    WO 416/18/322

    Name: Cyril Bernard Barker.

    Date of Birth: 8 June 1918.

    Place of Birth: Coventry.

    Service: British Army.

    Rank: [Gunner].

    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Royal Artillery].

    Service Number: [1602447].

    Date of Capture: 17 November 1943.

    Theatre of Capture: Leros, Greece.

    Camp Name/Number: "Stalag XI Altengrabow"

    PoW number: 14164.

    Date of Death: [unspecified].

    Number of Photographs: 0.

    Number of Fingerprints: 0.

    Number of X-rays: 0.

    Number of Cards: 1.

  10. Karen H

    Karen H Member

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so so much - there is a lot of information here I never knew - really appreciate your help - thank you again :)

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