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Frederick Edwin (Fred) Barker (1856–1918)

On Wednesday morning Mr. Frederick Barker, of Smithfield-road, Fairfield, was discovered dead in his chair by his daughter, Mrs. Burton, with whom he resided for some time past. Mr. Barker was seemingly in the best of health the previous evening, and was chatting with an 'Argus' representative on Fairfield station on New Year's Day. He was for many years a resident of Moorebank, Liverpool, until his property was resumed by the military authorities, and latterly had resided at Castula. He leaves a family of four sons and two daughters. Two of his sons are at the front, the eldest, Sergeant F. Barker, having been one of the first of the Liverpool fighters to enlist. Mr. Barker, sen was a native of Baulkham Hills and he was married to Miss M. J. Cobcroft, in the Cook's River district. Mrs. F. E. Barker predeceased her husband, passing away in May last, and since then the husband has appeared to suffer from the effects of that heavy bereavement. The funeral took place on Friday the place of interment being the R.C. cemetery Parramatta North. Mr. Ralph Metcalfe had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Additional Resources

  • inquest, Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW), 13 April 1918, p 5

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'Barker, Frederick Edwin (Fred) (1856–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Baulkham Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 January, 1918 (aged ~ 62)
Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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