Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918 relating to the death of Clive Richard Barber

"Mr & Mrs Barber, Park Avenue, Whitchurch, have received sad news that their son, Sergeant Clive Richard Barker has died of Influenza at the No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France on the 20th November 1918. Sergeant Barber was educated at Whitchurch grammar School and afterwards employed as a clerk at Whitchurch Railway Station. He is shown as enlisting on the 10th December 1915, possibly his 18th birthday, and mobilised on the 14th July 1916. He move to France with the 225th Siege Battery on the 18th January 1917. He was promoted Bombardier in March 1917, Corporal in November 1917 and Sergeant in August 1918. He passed out from the 2nd Army Signalling School as a Signaller, First Class. He won the Military Medal on May 6th 1917 whilst with the French Army on the Aisne, for patrolling and repairing telephone lines while under heavy shell fire all day, keeping communications open. His actions that day help save the position. He was offered a commission, but preferred to stay with his pals in the battery, he was admitted to hospital on 7th November 1918, and died on 20th November 1918"

Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918

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