Great War Aden and India, and Third Afghanistan War North West Frontier 1919 group awarded to Acting Sergeant H.H. Barker, 1st/4th Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, Territorial Force, who saw service in Aden between August 1915 and January 1916, and otherwise spent the war in India, before seeing service between May and September 1919 on the North West Frontier during the Third Afghanistan War.
Group of 3: British War Medal and Victory Medal; (1828 A.SJT. H.H. BARKER. E.KENT R.); India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919; (200297 A.SGT. H.H. BARKER, THE BUFFS.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Harold Henry Barker came from Milton Regis, Kent, and saw service during the Great War with the Territorial Force as a Private later Acting Sergeant (No.1828 later No.200297) with the 1st/4th Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs. On the outbreak of the war his battalion formed part of the Kent Brigade in the Home Counties Division, and was posted to India on 29th October 1914. The Division was broken up on arrival in Bombay, and the battalion then joined the Mhow Brigade in the 5th (Mhow) Division.
Barker was one of those men who then joined the Aden Brigade and saw service in Aden from 5th August 1915. In January 1916 the battalion returned to India and the 7th Meerut Divisional Area, and in July 1918 it moved to Lahore joining the 16th (Indian) Division. Barker was then present between May and September 1919 on the North West Frontier during the Third Afghanistan War. Having at some stage contracted malaria, Barker was disembodied on 28th February 1920. Additionally entitled to the 1914-1915 Star.