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Clifford Barber

(1892 - 1914)

Clifford barber was born to parents John and Alice Barber. He was baptised at ???? parish church on 14th October 1892. The baptism record identifies that the family were living at Halswell Lane, Bridgwater and that John Barber was working as a labourer. His birth was registered during December qtr 1892 (ref 5c 340).

Clifford was the third born in what became a large family, he had the following brothers and sisters.

1888 John Henry (Dyer) 1909 Herbert Henry J
1890 Jane 1911 Leslie*
1895 Francis 1912 Joel
1898 Leonard* 1914 Glad
1900 Stanley Watson W    
1903 Alfred    
1905 Maggie (Meg)    

It is believed that Leonard and Leslie died as babies.

Clifford joined the Somerset Light Infantry at the outbreak of World War 1 and was sadly killed in action. His sister Glad recalls that Clifford drowned on his way to Mesopotamia.

The CWGC has a specific memorial to Clifford, confirming that he died on Monday 24 January 1914, at the age of 24. A private in the 1st / 5th Battn. of the Somerset Light Infantry. The circumstances surrounding the creation of the memorial are recorded as

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