Robert Anthony BARBER
Rank: Private
Service Number:16967.
Regiment: 5th Bn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
Killed In Action Friday 24th September 1915
Age 19
County Memorial Crewe
Commemorated\Buried Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

Robert Anthony's Story.

Born and enlisted Crewe. Son of Mary Barber of 2, Roebuck Street, Crewe. A former pupil at St. Mary’s School and labourer in the Boiler Shop, Crewe Works. Prominent footballer who played for the Boiler Shop and Forge in the Crewe Cottage Hospital competition and also Sandbach Juniors. For 10 years was an altar boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Went to France (Boulogne) on May 22, 1915. Killed when struck on the back of the head by shrapnel, while bandaging an injured comrade.

Updated by Mark A. Potts on August 7, 2017.