George Francis Thomas BARBER

Regimental number2567
Place of birthVauxhall, London, England
SchoolWenlock Council School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Barber, c/- Mrs Jones, 29 Rushton Street, Foxton, North Road, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoll of Honour states that his calling was Fancy Leather Work
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 169), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Florence and the late George Francis Barber, 28 Fairbank Stret, East Road, City Road, London, England.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915; joined 7th Bn, Lemnos Island, 20 November 1915; embarked Mudros and disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 15th Australian Machine Gun Company, Tel-el-Kebir, 14 March 1916; taken on strength, 16 March 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916 (derated septerim); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 3 April 1916 (adenoids); discharged to duty, 9 April 1916; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 9 April 1916.

To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 April 1916; rejoined unit, 21 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; transferred to Hospital Train No 7, 20 July 1916; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh); died of wounds, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right abdomen with peritonitis, retroperitoneal infection left lung, abscess).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBER George Francis Thomas