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James BARKER

Regimental number4380
Place of birthClermont Queensland
SchoolClermont State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
Addressc/o Mrs W E Watson, Scurries Street, Clermont, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Henry Barker, Kilcummin Station via Clermont, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death5 August 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt (Plot I, Row U, Grave No. 36), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George H. BAKER, Clermont, Queensland, and the late Zillar Barker
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4378 Pte Edward BARKER, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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