Biography

Birth date: 05 May 1895
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Mulgrave
Death date: 13 December 1981
Final rank: Temporary Brigadier
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
VX12777 (VP7409) - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • New Guinea Force
  • 1 Army HQ
  • 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 46th Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • 2/1st Field Regiment
  • 2/4th Field Regiment

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Provisional
  • Date of embarkation: 20 May 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 46th Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/1st Field Regiment
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/1st Field Regiment
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 1 Army HQ
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: New Guinea Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

005651

Derna, Libya. 1941-01-31. COL. BARKER AND BRIG. ROBERTSON STUDYING A PLAN OF THE BATTLEFIELD DURING THE BATTLE FOR DERNA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005651

005653

Derna, Libya. 1941-01-30. COL. BARKER AND A GROUP OF HIS OFFICERS STUDY THE PLAN OF CAMPAIGN AT THE 2/1 FIELD REGIMENT H.Q. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005653

005675

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-31. COLONEL BARKER AND BRIGADIER ROBERTSON OF 19TH BRIGADE CONFER ON A ROAD ABOVE THE TOWN JUST BEFORE THE FALL OF DERNA.

005675

062748

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1943-12-29. VX12777 BRIGADIER L. E. S. BARKER, CBE., DSO., MC., BRIGADIER, ROYAL ARTILLERY, NEW GUINEA FORCE, WHO WAS AWARDED HIS DECORATION, CBE. FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA.

062748

061948

VX1 General Sir Thomas Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO ED, Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces, South West Pacific Area, photographed with some of his officers outside his hut. They are: NX13710 Captain J. R. Kitto, Personal Assistant to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) (1); NX12346 Brigadier John...

061948

061949

Port Moresby, New Guinea. 28 December 1943. VX1 General Sir Thomas Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO , Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces, South West Pacific Area, photographed with some of is officers outside his hut. They are: NX13710 Captain J. R. Kitto, Personal Assistant to the General Officer...

061949

061950

Port Moresby, New Guinea. 28 December 1943. VX1 General Sir Thomas Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO ED, Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces, South West Pacific Area, photographed with some of his officers outside his hut. Shown are: NX13710 Captain J. R. Kitto, Personal Assistant to the General Officer...

061950

093722

WEWAK AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-29. MAJ-GEN J.E.S. STEVENS GOC 6 DIVISION (3) SPEAKING WITH LT-COL W.S. HOWDEN (2) WHILE ON AN INSPECTION VISIT TO MOUNT SHIBURANGU AFTER ITS CAPTURE BY C COMPANY, 2/8 INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- SGT L.M. PORTER, INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (1); BRIG...

093722

093727

WEWAK AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-29. BRIG L.E.S. BARKER, BRIGADIER ROYAL ARTILLERY FIRST ARMY (1), MAJ E.N. ROBINSON, SURVEY BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (2) AND MAJ R.J. WISE, COMD ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (3) DISCUSSING OPERATIONS ON MOUNT SHIBURANGU WHICH WAS CAPTURED BY C COMPANY, 2/8...

093727

P00151.002

DUNTROON, ACT, C. 1915. DUNTROON RUGBY TEAM. LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER SECOND FROM RIGHT BACK ROW ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.002

P00151.007

MELBOURNE, VIC, C. 1910. PORTRAIT OF LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER (LATER A CADET AT ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, DUNTROON) AGED ABOUT 15 YEARS. (DONOR: R. H. BARKER)

P00151.007

P00151.008

MELBOURNE, VIC, 1916-04. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER SHORTLY AFTER HIS GRADUATION FROM ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, DUNTROON. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.008

P00151.009

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, C. 1916. FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER OF THE 30TH BATTALION, 8TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE, AIF. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.009

P00151.010

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, C. 1921. PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER MC, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN FIELD ARTILLERY ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER )

P00151.010

P00151.011

LANGWARRIN, VICTORIA, 1910. CADET CAMP. FRONT ROW, FAR RIGHT IS LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER, A MEMBER OF THE VOLUNTEER SENIOR CADETS VICTORIA, 4TH BATTALION ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.011

P00151.012

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, C. 1940. PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER, MC, AIF, ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.012

P00151.013

GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS, C. 1919. PROBABLY FROM THE 12TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE. FRONT ROW, 2ND FROM RIGHT, IS CAPTAIN LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER MC. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.013

P00151.014

PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER ON HORSEBACK, C. 1916. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.014

P00151.017

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, 1920. LARGE CROWD GATHERED TO SEE THE PRINCE OF WALES DURING HIS VISIT TO AUSTRALIA. THE AUSTRALIAN OFFICER TO THE LEFT OF AND BEHIND THE FOOTMEN IS LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES ESCORT. ( DONOR : R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.017

P00151.018

AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER ( RIGHT ) AND AN UNIDENTIFIED LIEUTENANT RESTING THEIR HORSES. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.018

P00151.020

BRIGADIER LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER CBE, DSO, MC, C. 1943. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.020

P00151.022

HURDCOTT CAMP, NEAR FOVANT, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, C. 1916. LIEUTENANT LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER OF THE 8TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE AIF, AT THE SNOOKER TABLE WITH ANOTHER OFFICER. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.022

P00151.023

HURDCOTT CAMP, NEAR FOVANT, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, C. 1916. LIEUTENANT LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER OF THE 8TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE AIF, AT THE SNOOKER TABLE WITH ANOTHER OFFICER. ( DONOR: R. H. BARKER ).

P00151.023

000960

MIDDLE EAST - LT. GEN. BARKER G.O.C. BRITISH TROOPS PALESTINE WITH AUST. STAFF OFFICER. ARMY. DISEMBARKATION.

000960

000970

MIDDLE EAST - LT. GEN. BARKER G.O.C. BRITISH TROOPS IN PALESTINE WITH AUST. STAFF OFFICER. ARMY. DISEMBARKATION. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

000970

060324

PORT MORESBY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-06. AT THE FAREWELL DINNER, HELD AT HEADQUARTERS, NEW GUINEA FORCE, GIVEN TO NX363 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR IVEN MACKAY, KBE, CMG, DSO, VD., TO CELEBRATE HIS APPOINTMENT AS HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA. SHOWN ARE: NX231 BRIGADIER FRED O. CHILTON, DSO, (1); B2/359 MISS...

060324

P00151.019

PROBABLY MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, 1921-04-28. CAPTAIN LEWIS ERNEST STEPHEN BARKER WITH HIS WIFE ALICE HOPE MCEACHERN, PICTURED ON THEIR WEDDING DAY. ATTENDANTS ARE FROM LEFT, NEIL SMITH, MARY AND GEORGE BARKER, OLIVE DUNCAN, BOB AND JESS MCEACHERN.

P00151.019

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1895-05-05
Date of embarkation 1916-05-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-30
Date of death 1981-12-13