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VC1134    William George Barker

Name   William George Barker   No.      

VC Issue No.   1134   Awards   VC   DSO & Bar   MC & 2 Bars

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 201 Squadron

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    A/Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

Place Of Death   Rockville, RCAF Air Station Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Mausoleum, Inglewood Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   15 March 1930

Headstone   Tomb    Plot/Grave no.   Mausoleum, Terrace B, Crypt B (Smith Family Crypt)

Gazetted    30 November 1918

VC Presented   1 March 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Crypt, Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Mausoleum, Inglewood Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial Plaque outside Crypt, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial outside Mausoleum, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on the Airmens Memorial, University Avenue,Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


By The Way…

He was killed when the Fairchild aircraft he was demonstrating crashed, in Ottawa, Canada


VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BORN   3 November 1894

DIED   12 March 1930   AGE   35

VC Won   27 October 1918    AGE    23

Place VC Won   Over the Foret de Mormal, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War