Thursday, 13 November 2014

John Docker 1885-1915

John Docker (photo from ST with permission)
1885 Dalton in Furness, Lancashire

Home address, age and occupation:
1911: 13 Vaal Street, Ardsley, Barnsley 26 years old, Colliery Labourer (below ground)
1914: 5 Vaal Street, Measborough Dyke, Barnsley  30 years old


Louie Foweather Docker (from ST with permission)
John was married in the Barnsley Registration District June Q 1909 (9c 490)
to Louie Foweather (b.1892 Ardsley)

1. John Docker b.4 September 1909
2. Harry Docker b.2 July 1911

3. Edward Docker b.10 April 1913

Military Service:
Enlisted: 27 October 1914 at the age of 30 years
Regiment and Battalion:  1st/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Service number and rank:  Private 2578

Arrived in France: 14 April 1915
Awards: 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Personal information:   5' 2" tall, 37" chest (inc 4" expansion), good physical development

Death:     Killed in Action 10 July 1915
CWGC Remembered: Panel 36 and 55, Menin Gate, Ypres


Stairfoot, Wesleyan Reform Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Hunningley Lane
Ardsley, Christ Church, Christ Church Parishioners - WW1 Plaque

Thank you to Susan Thomas (nee Morton) for the photographs and initial information on John Docker, her great grandfather.

Harry, John and Edward Docker
(from ST with permission)
Louie was awarded a pension of 50/6 (2 pounds 10 shillings and 6d) for herself and the three children from 31 January 1916.

Louie remarried to a Allan Wilcock in Sept Q 1918 and was living at 34 Cemetery Road, Barnsley in August 1919 when she filled in the Army Records next-of-kin form. 

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