George Robert Barker

George Robert Barker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brigadier-General Sir George Robert Barker KCB (1817 - 27 July 1861) was a British soldier. Born in London, he was the youngest son of John Barker, a former deputy-storekeeper general in HM Treasury.Barker was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and joined the Royal Artillery in 1834. After the Crimean War in 1855, he was promoted to brevet-colonel. Barker was present at the Siege of Lucknow, commanding the British artillery and then captured the fort of Birwa. He was awarded a Knight of the Order of the Bath in 1859 for his distinguished services during the Indian Mutiny. In 1852, he married Mary Ann, daughter of Walter George Stewart of Spanish Town, in Jamaica. They had two sons, John Stewart Barker (1853) and Walter George Barker (1857). Robert Barker died in Simla in July 1861.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135731963
  • 9786135731965