Roy E Barker
Mosman (then known as Mercantile) Rowing Club then Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)
1907 - Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat - Fourth
1910 - Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat - First
1911 - Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat - First
1912 - Olympic Games – Men’s Eight reserve
1912 – Henley Royal Regatta – Grand Challenge Cup - reserve
Roy was a long serving Vice-President of Sydney Rowing Club.
In 1921 he coached the inaugural Newington Eight which won the GPS regatta at their first start.
His obituary in 1966-67 Sydney Rowing Club annual report noted as follows.
Roy Barker, who joined the club in J 903, was a vice-president of the club and a very highly respected member. He represented the State on four occasions and was a member of the famous 1912 squad which raced and won at Henley and represented Australia in the Stockholm Olympic Games. Roy, who was 84, last visited the club late in 1966 when he was presented with a trophy to mark his long association with S.R.C.
1910 NSW eight - Barker in the two seat