|Place of birth||Fitzroy, Victoria|
|School||Caulfield and Mordialloe State Schools, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Field Street, Caulfield, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, H.G. Barber, Fiald Street, Caulfield, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Total of 13.8 years service. Joined Junior Cadets at 8 (Colour Sergeant at 14); Victorian Rangers at 15; Senior Cadets at 16 (Lieutenant at 17); Citizen Military Forces at 18 (Lieutenant at 18); AIF at 20 as Lieutenant.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Colour Sergeant|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||WO (Class II)|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry George and Charlotte Mary Barber, "Brooklyn", Field Street, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Promoted Quartermaster Sergeant, 1 January 1915.
Promoted Company Sergeant Major, 22 February 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 3 April 1915.
Killed in action, Dardanelles, 28 April 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARBER Vernon Henry|