As we proceed through the years 2014 to 2018, I intend to publish the names of the fallen from Bishopthorpe in both Link and Bishopthorpe dot net in the month which marked the centenary of their deaths. I am a little late with the entry below.
As well as spending a few moments thinking of these men and their families, I hope that you find the details of some interest.
I decided some time ago that I should also include the names of men from Bishopthorpe who are not commemorated on the War Memorial, and Charles O. Barker was the second of those men to lose his life.
BARKER, Charles Oxtoby
Gunner, No. 733, West Riding Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force).
Died as the result of an accident on 1 March, 1916, aged 24, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Buried in St. Luke’s Churchyard, Clifford, near Boston Spa.