BARKER, Michael Studholme
(Service number 17473)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 27 February 1884 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mangapeki, King Country
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. M. BARKER (mother), Woodbury, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 5 December 1916
Transport Waihora
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 15 June 1966 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Woodbury Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Woodbury Hall - "In Memory of Those Who Fought in the Great War"

Biographical Notes

Michael Studholme Barker was the first-born 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, Esther Studholme Barker (later Mrs Hope) who worked in V.A.D. in Malta and England, John Studholme Barker, Roland Studholme Barker, and Harold Studholme Barker who served with the Navy.


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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