MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. ‘6000 PTE W. BARKER. 11/MANCH: R.’, QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 5 CLASPS, CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902 ‘6000 PTE W. BARKER. MANCH: REGT. M.I.’, 1914 STAR WITH COPY CLASP ‘6000 PTE W. BARKER. 2/MANCH: R.’, BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS ‘6000 PTE. W. BARKER. MANCH. R.’
M.M. London Gazette 2 November 1917.
William Barker was a native of Oldham, and served with the Manchester Regiment Mounted Infantry during the Second Boer War. He served during the Great War with the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment in the French theatre of war from 8 October 1914. Barker subsequently transferred to the 11th (Service) Battalion, and it was for gallant service with them that he was awarded the M.M.
Condition VF, minor edge bruising or better, with copy MIC and LG.