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Alexander BARCLAY

Regimental number6778
Date of birth30 December 1899
Place of birthScotland
Age on arrival in Australia7
OccupationMilk carter
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Barclay, 129 White Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Other details

Tried to enlist in 1915; rejected; enlisted at age 17 in 1917, putting age up to 18.

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War !!, 2/15th Field Artillery: captured at Singapore; sent to the Burma-Thai Railway, and subsequently to Japan.

Date of death21 July 1998
Age at death98
Sources'Sydney Morning Herald', 24 July 1998

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