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In Memory of MAURICE STUART BARKER
Major
75748
12th Royal Lancers, R.A.C.

who died on
Wednesday 5 November 1941 . Age 25.

Additional Information:
75748 Major, 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers. 2nd Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division. Died on Wednesday 5 November 1941. Age 25. The son of Kenwood Stuart Barker and Mary Mabel Barker, of Watchbury, Warwickshire. Buried in the Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He is also commemorated on a Memorial Screen, St. Peter’s Church, Barford.

Cemetery:
DURBAN (STELLAWOQD) CEMETERY Wazulu Natal, South Africa
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Block F. Grave 204.

Location:
This municipal cemetery is the largest in Durban. It is situated at the top of Stellawood Road which interesects Umbilo Road. The majority of the graves are in the main military plot (Plot F) which has a Cross of Sacrifice in the First World War section and a Stone of Remembrance below the Second World War terraces.

The cemetery is open 7 days a week from 0700 to 1700. It is recommended that visitors consult the Secretary of the Commission’s South African Agency as it can be difficult to locate the graves, especially the scattered ones.

Historical Information:
The cemetery belongs to the Borough Council. The 1939-1945 War plot is situated on the slope of a widely curved rise which has been terraced along its upper reaches to provide three levels, each with its long row of graves.

In the centre of the middle terrace a Stone of Remembrance has been placed in front of a bronze cremation memorial panel set into a wall which is flanked at each end by a square shelter with domed roof. Steps have been built to link the different levels and from the upper terrace access can be gained to the 1914-1918 War plot and its Cross of Sacrifice.

The cemetery also contains a cremation memorial on which the names of 33 casualties are recorded.

Regiment, Corps etc.

12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) RAC

Battalion/etc.

Royal Armoured Corps

Surname

BARKER

Christian Name(s)

MauriceStuart

Born

Warwickshire

Enlisted

Residence

Warwickshire

Died Date

05/11/41

Rank

Major

Number

75748

Died How

Theatre of War

At Sea

Supplementary notes

 

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