John Frederick Barker
|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.)|
On 16 Sep 1927 he was made S.Lt.; 16 Jan 1930, Lt.; and 16 January 1938, Lt.Cdr.
Before 1933 he married Gillian Paget.
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.
His name appears on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in Devon.