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Alexander Watt Andrew BARBER

Regimental number343
Date of birth25 December 1891
Place of birthLaen, Victoria
SchoolLaen Public School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressLaen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Barber, Laen, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 19th (Yarrowee) Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentWarracknabeal, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 22 June 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAri Barnu Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander William and Annie Barber, Laen, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3012 Pte William Ernest BARBER, 59th Bn, died of wounds, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Mena, 15 April 1915 (influenza).

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 22 June 1915 (bomb wounds, head, arm, abdomen, hands, right shoulder, fractured right thigh).

Died of wounds, No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 22 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Walter.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBER Alexander Watt Andrew

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