John James Barber was born about 1883. John James Barber was married to Rose Anne Barber (nee Mullan) Rose Ann lived in Portglenone. They had two children. John Barber enlisted in Salford, England. Private John James Barber was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 13th June 1915.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.