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Regimental number3149
Date of birth3 January 1907
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressCorowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.10
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Barber, 46 Hoe Street, Walthamstowe, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 7 April 1919
Discharge date16 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'City of Poona', 9 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 16 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Re-enlisted in Special Service, AIF, 16 September 1919; embarked Sydney, 8 July 1919; disembarked, London, 6 September 1919; commenced return to Australia, 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 12 December 1919.

Also served in World War II: Service No NX36063.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBER Ernest

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