Cigarette card of Barker in 1908
|Full name||Gilbert William Barker|
|Date of birth||30 July 1882|
|Place of birth||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date of death||6 September 1952(aged 70)|
|Place of death||Perth, Western Australia|
|Original team(s)||Wesley College|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Gilbert William Barker (30 July 1882 – 6 September 1952) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and University Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
An ex-Wesley College player, In his debut season Gilbert was part of the 1904 Fitzroy Premiership side on the half-forward flank. He then moved into the midfield for the rest of his career with Fitzroy, before playing back at half-forward in University's first year operating in the league.
Barker graduated as a doctor in mid 1908 and returned to Perth where he had spent 1907 as a trainee doctor.
He married Emma Lilly Keune in 1911 and they had three children. Barker died in 1952 after a long career as a surgeon in Perth.
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