Last week we announced that Mr and Mrs GEORGE BARKER, of 94, Grosvenor Street, Stalybridge, had received information that their son, Private 555 WILLIAM BARKER, of the 1/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (Ashton Territorials), had been wounded in the Dardanelles, and was in hospital in Alexandria. Pte. BARKER confirmed this information in a postcard and a letter he sent home, in which he said that he was wounded in the foot, but it was only slight. The letter and postcard were written in Whit-week, and under the circumstances his parents were under the impression that he was making satisfactory progress. Unfortunately, however, they have received official news that he has died of wounds. The letter from the War Office arrived on Tuesday morning, stating that he had died on June 15th (presumptive date) from wounds. The letter was accompanied by a message of sympathy from the King and Queen. Private BARKER was 26 years of age, and had been in the Ashton Territorials for four years. He had been serving since they left England, and had been with them in Egypt, and from there proceeded to the Dardanelles. In civilian life, Private BARKER was employed at the Carrbrook Print Works, and he was connected with St. Peter's Catholic Church and School. He was a Lieutenant in the Boys Brigade, and was much esteemed by all members. Another brother, Pte. ARTHUR BARKER, and a cousin, Pte. FRANK ROBINSON, are serving with H.M. forces, both being in the Reserve Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (Territorials). (WILLIAM BARKER is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery).