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Ernest BARKER

Regimental number3041
Place of birthSurry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressRofe Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5. 4.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Stone, Rofe Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 56th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916, of obscene language to a NCO: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wounds, head and legs).

Died of wounds, No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Bailleul Cemetery, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARKER Ernest

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