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First Name: George Henry Last Name: BARKER
Date of Death: 08/02/1917 Lived/Born In: Dartmouth Park
Rank: Ordinary Seaman Unit: Steam Ship Lux
Memorial Site: Tower Hill Memorial

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Age-16

7, Balmore Street, Dartmouth Park Hill

 

The Steam Ship Lux ,a British tanker, was on a voyage from New York to Calais with a cargo of petrol, when she was sunk by the German submarine U-60, 50 miles west of Mizen Head, the south-westerly point of Ireland. All the 29 members of the crew lost their lives, including George Barker. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records the date as being 8th February, 1917, Other sources show the date to have been 5th February or even some time in January.

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