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Rothwell Oliver BARDER

Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolDrummoyne Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressHuntleys Point, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, E Barder, 'Helvetza', Huntleys Point, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as an Officer, Citizen Military Forces, Drummoyne; then Tumut, NSW.
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death18 September 1916
Age at death26.5
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 10), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on the Balmain Rowing Club Roll of Honour. Parents: Emil and Sarah Luch Barder, 'Helveta', Huntley's Point, Parramatta River, New South Wales. Native of Abbotsford, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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