BARKER, Harold Studholme
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Date 18 September 1893 Place of Birth Waihi, Woodbury, Canterbury

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Served with UK Armed Forces Served in Royal Navy
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Body on Embarkation Royal Navy
Unit, Squadron, or Ship HMS Forward
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Other Units Served With HMZ Teviot
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Post-war Occupations

Naval commander


Date 20 September 1955 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Woodbury Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Harold Studholme Barker was the fifth son of John Mathias and Emily (née Studholme) Barker, of two notable early South Canterbury families. Six of this family engaged in war work in World War One - Paul Studholme Barker who died at Passchendaele in 1917, Michael Studholme Barker, Esther Studholme Barker (later Mrs Hope) who worked in V.A.D. in Malta and England, John Studholme Barker, Roland Studholme Barker, and Harold.Harold joined the Royal Navy in 1906, a 13 year old colonial cadet. During the war he served in British waters. After his return to New Zealand in 1921 he was invalided out of the navy because of his poor eyesight. He became a director of the General Trading Company in Christchurch. In World War Two he served the navy as Intelligence Officer.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 April 2017]; Timaru Herald, 8 November 1917 (Papers Past) [10 April 2017]

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