Mr Albert Vale Barker

Mr Albert Vale Barker (Assistant Baker) was born in Abbots Worthy near Winchester, Hampshire, England in 1893.

He was the son of Wallace Barker (1863-1935), a flour miller, and Emily Vale (b. 1865), both natives of Essex who were married in 1883. One of six children, Albert's siblings were: Lancelot Wallace (1886-1970), Elsie Louise (b. 1889), Ethel (1891-1970, later Mrs Thomas William Paine), Donald William (1899-1985) and Cecil (1900-1992).

Albert and his family appear on the 1901 census living at an unspecified address in Kings Worthy, Hampshire. When the 1911 census was conducted Albert was absent, apparently already at sea, but his family were listed as living at an address in Abbots Worthy, Hampshire.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as Kingsworthy, Winchester. His last ship had been the Oceanic and as an assistant baker he received monthly wages of £4.

Barker died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

Gavin Bell, UK

References and Sources
GRO Birth Indexes
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259
Craig Stringer (2003) Titanic People CD ROM
1901 Census
The miller's son

Articles and Stories

The miller's son


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