Lt Kenneth Eric Taylor Bark MBE

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Captain Kenneth Eric T. Bark, BA., son of Mrs. Violet Taylor-Bark and the late Mr. Reginald Taylor-Bark, formerly of 4 Alexandra Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, was killed in action in Burma on May 18, 1945. He was a member of Sefton and Liverpool Rugby Clubs, Liverpool Cricket Club, and an old boy of Ruthin Grammar School.

Gazetted in 1945 with an MBE

He was 26, and was formerly on the staff of Messrs. Tate and Lyle, Liverpool. A letter from his battery commander states that he was wounded when operating on the west bank of the Irrawaddy as forward observation to one of the companies of Gurkhas which had got behind the Japanese lines. An example of the estimation in which he was held by the Gurkha troops is that owing to his wounds they refused to allow him to travel by Jeep ambulance and volunteered to carry him over the hills to the base. His sister Joan, is in India with the F.A.N.Y., and his mother is working with the American Red Cross in London.

Captain Bark had been with his unit of the Royal Artillery, which includes many Liverpool men, since its formation in 1939.

Buried at  Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma

BARK, Lieutenant, KENNETH ERIC TAYLOR, 92504. 136 Regt. Royal Artillery. 16th May 1945. 21. H. 15.

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