BARBER Alfred Thomas
Regiment : Army Catering Corps attached Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Service number : 10630599
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 1st November 1944 aged 28
Buried : Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore, Column 111.
Relatives : Son of Harold and Rose Barber, of Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Army Catering Corps
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
The following report appears in Berrow’s Worcesters Journal, 9th October 1943:
Prisoner of War
The recent official news about Pte. Alfred Thomas Barber, of Pershore, who was posted as missing a year and a half ago, considerably modifies, but does not altogether remove the anxiety of his father and numerous relatives, for no personal information from himself has been received since his last letter home on December 29th 1941. He is the third of the four sons of Mr Harold and the late Mrs Barber, of Bearcroft, Defford Road, Pershore. His father has been for many years rural postman on the Drakes Broughton and Peopleton route. In civil life Pte. A.T. Barber, who is nearly 24 years of age, was a baker and confectioner for Mr R.J. Derrett, of Little Comberton. He went abroad as a cook attached to an anti-aircraft battery. He was stationed in Malaya when the garrison of Singapore capitulated in February, 1942, and he is now officially reported to be a prisoner of the Japanese in a camp in Borneo.
The report includes a photograph of Pte. A.T. Barber.