Geoffrey Carew Barber was a pupil at Oakham School between 1905 and 1908, the son of John and Emmeline Barber of West Ayton, Yorkshire. He served as a Captain in 1st/5th Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 150 Brigade, 50th Division. He was killed in action on 25 April 1915 at the Battle of St Julien, in the same battle and the day after two other former Oakham pupils, Geoffrey Porter and Horace Ravenhill. Like them, Geoffrey has no known grave and is remembered on panel 33 of the Menin Gate, Ypres, and at Oakham School. He is also remembered on the East and West Ayton war memorial.
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