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BARKER – Joseph 6th and 12 Regiment

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6th Regiment
12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
Kaffir War Medal
Obituary – Perth Gazette Western Australian Times 8th Jul 1880
NameBARKER  – Joseph
Regiment (s)6th and 2nd Btn 12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / 1909
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th October 1841 / 17 years / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 8 years 2 months
Cape of Good Hope – 7 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 260 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1863 / not yet known
Campaign MedalsKaffir War Medals for 1851/2 and 3
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1864-1867 1st Liverpool
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem increased to 1/6 ½ from date ceasing to draw pay in the Enrolled Force 3 August 1880
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland 
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Colne Lancashire England
Date/Place of Baptism17th July 1825 / Colne Lancashire England
Date/Place of Birth
bap 15th April 1795 Haworth Yorkshire England
Date/Place of Birth
THORP Martha
B c1804 Halifax Yorkshire England
M 8th June 1823 Colne Lancashire England
SiblingsB c1823 BARKER William
B c1825 BARKER Joseph
B c1830 BARKER Frank (Francis)
B c1840 BARKER Samuel
B c1844 BARKER Sophia
B c1846 BARKER Martha (M BENNET)
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Possibly Bridget Ryan
1835 (deduced from marriage and death)
Date/Place of Marriage14 March 1865 All Saints church Liverpool, Lancashire
Children by 1st WifePossibly Mary Ann but she may have been the child of a former marriage of her mother
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wed 7th Jul 1880 – page 3
The Herald Saturday 27 May 1871 page 3
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 15 November 1872 page 3 Mrs Bridget Barker
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd July 1880 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
1875 age 40
Will or ProbateUnknown
Further Information