Sub-Lieutenant Ernest Rowland Barker

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Rank Sub-Lieutenant
Forenames Ernest Rowland
Surname Barker
Initials E R
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 13 June 1944
Age 29
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number Unknown
Force Royal Navy
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Navy
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron His Majesty's Landing Craft Tank (HMLCT) 967
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Panel 79, Column 3.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Lost at Sea
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details SON OF ERNEST ALEXANDA BARKER AND CLARA ANNIE BARKER, OR WOLVERLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE

Additional Information

 

 

Sub-Lieutenant Ernest Roland Barker was one of 8 men killed, onboard His Majesty's Landing Craft Tank (HMLCT) 967 when it was mined and sunk on Tuesday the 13th June 1944.

 

There is conflicting information on where the landing craft was built.1 It is not presently known where, precisely, it was sunk off the Normandy coastline.2

 

 

References
1. The Clyde Built Ships website state that Landing Craft Tank 967, a steel motor vessel, was built by Arrol & Co Ltd, Glasgow in 1942. uboat.net website state that Landing Craft Tank (Mk 4) 967, was ordered on 13 November 1942 and built by A. Findlay (Old Kirkpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom).
2. As of January 2015.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Memorial photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto

 

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