Barker, James Wiley

Photo:  James Barker in his new Army uniformjames wiley barkerAge at Enlistment:  22

Length of Service: 1917-1919

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   Army

Service Record:  Headstone application states he enlisted on 17 Jul 1917 and served until 18 July 1919. His registration states he was a coal miner working for the Sycamore Coal Co.; identified as single, light hair, medium build and blue eyes; he states he was helping support his mother

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Tazewell Co., VAjames wiley barkerSoldier Info:   Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1895; Died in McDowell, WV in 1973

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 3x