Full Name: William George Barker
Profession: First World War Flying Ace
Why Famous: The most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1916-11-15 Canadian pilot William George Barker flying over Ancre River, spots concentration of German troops massing for counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, sends emergency Zone Call to break up German infantry apart. Barker later receives Military Cross