John Frederick Barker

John Frederick Barker
(c. 1907 – 8 June 1940)
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1930s or '40s
Birth: c. 1907
Death: 8 June 1940
Parents: Henry Charles Day Barker
Margaret Bunning Smith
Siblings: John Frederick Barker (c. 1907 – 8 June 1940)
Partners: Gillian Paget (unk. – unk.)
Children:

Lieutenant commander John Frederick Barker was born in about 1907.[1][2]

On 16 Sep 1927 he was made S.Lt.; 16 Jan 1930, Lt.; and 16 January 1938, Lt.Cdr.[3]

Before 1933 he married Gillian Paget.

HMS Ardent (H41)

In 1939 he was Lt.Cdr. of HMW Ardent. On 21 September that year, they were escorting Convoy OA-7, and rescued wounded people from the damaged British tanker Teakwood after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-35. Ardent then accompanied Teakwood back to Falmouth.[3]

His name appears on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in Devon.[4]

References

  1. The Royal Navy 1900-1979, in Malta Family History
  2. John Frederick Barker, in Glarac.co.uk. http://www.glarac.co.uk/node/84
  3. 3.0 3.1 John Frederick Barker DSC, RN, in Uboat.net — Allied Warship Commanders. http://uboat.net/allies/commanders/2760.html
  4. Plymouth Naval Memorial in Devon, Panel 36, Column 1.
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