Charles Adderley

Randall Arthur Alcock

George Henry Allsopp

William Allwood

George Herbert Alton

Thomas Alton

Stephen Annable

Harold Arnold

Arthur Ashton

David Johnson Barber

Thomas William Barker

Raymond Theodore Frederick Barnett M.B.E, R.A.M.C.

John Bates

Samuel Wood Bath

George Edward Belfield

Samuel Arthur Belfield

Allan Bembridge

Arthur Bembridge

John Bembridge

Albert Beresford

George Alexander Berkin

Harry Birkin (Berkin)

William Blackham

James Puttock Blagg

Charles Frederick Bloor

Albert Blount

James William Blount

William Bond

Charlie Boot

Ernest Boot

William Herbert Boot

William James Booth

Samuel Bower

Fred Bowler M.M.

George Bowmer

William Brailsford

Charles Reginald Brandreth

John George Brentnall

George Brown

David John Burbridge

George Burdett

Arthur Butler

John Butler

Rifleman 43041

Thomas William Barker

10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Thursday 26th July 1917 by shellfire on the Messines Ridge during the Battle of Messines aged 23.

He had been wounded twice before, once by shrapnel in the arm, and then shrapnel wounds to the head after which he was hospitalised in the Military Hospital Oswaldtwistle Lancashire but he recovered and returned to the frontline.

Burial Place

Thomas is buried in Derry House Cemetery Wytschaete Belgium. The cemetery was named after a farm, which had been nicknamed "Derry House" by soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles.




Thomas was the youngest son of Mrs. Martha Barker and the late Mr John Barker, of High Street, Belper.


Before enlisting he had worked for Holden and Sons and was a member of the Congregational Church.

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