Frederick Thomas BARKER

Regimental number4738
Place of birthLongford, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 Olive Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Clarence T Barker, 10 Olive Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 19th October, 1917, whilst on the YPRES MENIN Road, in charge of ammunition urgently required at the Battery, a heavy barrage on the road and vicinity was encountered. Notwithstanding the heavy shell fire, Driver F.T. BARKER, by his own sterling service and example ensured the delivery of the ammunition to his Battery at a very critical time. His work has been excellent throughout the whole period of the recent operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal