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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- David Conquest Barker -

Unknown person Name : David Conquest Barker

Son of : Alan Oscar Barker and Norah Stancomb Barker (née Conquest), of Selsey, Sussex.

Born : 1921.
  Service Details :

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42043 David Conquest Barker, Royal Air Force

Casualty Details :

Died : 24 May 1940, aged 21.

Buried at : Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

CWGC Record

Aircraft :Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4171 of 44 Sqn
Pilot :Sqn Ldr C E Johnson CWGC record ...
Navigator :P/O D C Barker CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt H G Collins CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Cpl W Crook CWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF Waddington, for operations against communications in Germany. It was hit by flak and crashed near Aachen in Germany. All the crew were killed and were buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery.

P/O Barker had relatives who lived in Sandown, Isle of Wight, but it is not clear if he lived there himself.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Sandown War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, 22 June 1940
  Page status :
Page last updated : 16 June 2015 (reformatted and newspaper cutting added)


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