William George Barker Biography

William George "Billy" Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient. He is the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and indeed in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William George Barker
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Soldier
Date of Birth:
November 3, 1894
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
March 12, 1930
Age at Death:
35
Cause of Death:
Aviation accident or incident
William George Barker Timeline
  • 1916-11-15
    William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross
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