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Charles Victor BARBER

Regimental number3045
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers College (Catholic)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationApprentice surveyor
AddressPremier Hotel, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 2.25"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, M C Barber, Premier Hotel, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Previous military service37th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date25 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column (Sept-Oct 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAn only son
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 23), Gallipoli, Turkey Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew Charles and Maude Victoria Barber, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Native of Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Vernon BARBER (also only son), killed in action, Gallipoli.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 April 1915; killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBER Charles Victor

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