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Henry Warrey Barker

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neil Report 29 Mar 2019 19:22

Hi, can anyone help
Henry recieved the Zulu medal in 1879 is it possible to find his war record
I'm wondering if he was at Rorke's Drift ?



greyghost Report 29 Mar 2019 22:59

Seems a coincidence 2 people asking about the same person within a day or so. Are you Nicola's other half?

I have added specific dates rather than just the years from the Service Records already posted on the thread below and where it shows he was awarded the Zulu medal.

So no, not at Rourke's Drift which was 22/23 January 1879, he arrived Africa too late for that.

Google Zulu medal - actually the South Africa Medal


Maddie Report 30 Mar 2019 14:14

is this him
Record Transcription:
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Halls Cottage, Town End, Broad Clyst, St Thomas, Devon, England

Edwin B Modridge Head Married Male 48 1843 Veterinary Surgeon Devon, England
Elizabeth M Modridge Wife Married Female 45 1846 - Devon, England
Iva Moore Adopted Daughter Single Female 27 1864 - Devon, England
Henry W Barker Boarder Single Male 38 1853 Sergeant Major Yeomanry 1st Devon Ireland --------------------
John Bradford Servant Single Male 15 1876 Servant Domestic Devon, England

Last name BARKER
Gender Male
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1852
Age 45
Death quarter 3
Death year 1897
District St. Thomas
County Devon
Volume 5B
Page 34


ErikaH Report 30 Mar 2019 14:26


See the OTHER threads about this man and his family

One linked above by greyghost and...................


neil Report 30 Mar 2019 15:26

Thanks yes thats him will try and find out how he died ??


ErikaH Report 30 Mar 2019 15:28

His death cert will tell you cause of death