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Regimental number388
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address41 Croydon Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Barclay, Burwood Road, Concord, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent devotion to duty. During the whole period from 25th February 1918 to the night of 16th/17th September 1918, No. 362 Private ROBERT BARCLAY, as a Stretcher Bearer, has shown exceptional devotion to duty. His efforts to render first aid to the wounded as quickly as possible, even in the face of great personal danger, have been his sole ambition. His services in this direction have been invaluable. During operations, Private BARCLAY has, on many occasions, set a magnificent example to the men of his Company, by his absolute fearlessness, coolness and determination. During the strenuous active operations since August 8th 1918, his admirable devotion to duty, his cheerfulness, and the way in which he attended to casualties, is worthy of every recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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