|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Rev H B Barber, Anderson Street, Warracknabeal, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Volunteer Cadets for 18 months (disbanded).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||November 1916 Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/99/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917. Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 2 February 1917 (ingrown toe nail).
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 March 1917; marched into Segregation Camp, Etaples, 4 April 1917; taken on strength, 5th Field Ambulance, 20 May 1917.
Wounded in action, 2 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, left leg); admitted to 53rd General Hospital, Boulogen, 3 November 1917; transferred to England, 15 November 1917, and admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 16 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 December 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 December 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 January 1918.
Found guilty, 16 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 10 January, to 3 pm, 14 January 1918: awarded 7 days confined to camp; forfeited 5 days pay.
Appointed Acting Sergeant, 15 March 1918. Marched out to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1918.Reverted to Private, 17 June 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 23 February 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal