Regimental Number: 929002
Branch: 1st Battalion, Central Ontario Regimental Depot; 153rd Battalion; 4th Battalion
David Barber was born on October 18, 1890 in the township of Arthur, Ontario. He joined the army in December of 1916. On August 16, 1917, David received burns and wounds when a mine exploded during instruction in trench raids at Longmoor Ranges, England. Particles of powder were embedded in his skin. He was in the hospital for two months, and returned multiple times during his time in the army because of an abscessed face, likely a result of his previous injuries. On October 1, 1918, he was reported missing in action, but later the same day was found safe with his unit. David was awarded a Good Conduct Badge on December 7, 1918. After the war, he settled in the Bad Heart area, as did his brother Percy. David filed on homesteads at 9-75-2-W6 and 4-75-2-W6. He died on November 30, 1947.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 1147 & 21