Name: John Thompson Barker
Rank: Private (assumed, to be verified)
Regimental No: 30495
Unit: Yorkshire Regt, thence Labour Corps
Paul Allen writes:
Jack Barker’s 40-year-old ex-Grenadier Guardsman father, John Thompson Barker, also enlisted into the Yorkshire Regiment, at the Regimental Depot at Richmond, on 16 June 1916. He served (with Regimental Number 30495) as a labourer on ‘Home Service’ with the 202nd Agricultural Company of the Regiment until 1917 when he was transferred to the Labour Corps.
Unlike his only son, he survived the war to return to Scarborough following his ‘demob’ in December 1918.