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Joshua George BARBER

Regimental number7200
Place of birthEnniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCasino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Barber, Ballina Hallen, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1920
Discharge date15 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Ayrshire', 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917; marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 12 April 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 9 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 10 July 1917; moved into the field, 25 July 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 27 July 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 January 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 January 1918; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 January 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 5 March 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 15 March 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 26 March 1918; moved into the field, 11 April 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 17 April 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1918; transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, right side); to Ambulance Train '2', 10 August 1918; admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 August 1918. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'St. Denis' and proceeded to England, 15 August 1918; admitted to Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 16 August 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 August 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 September 1915; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 September 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 27 October 1918 (bronchial cattarh); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 31 October 1918.

Found guilty at Sutton Veny, 23 November 1918, of being absent without leave, 11.59 pm, 21 November, to 1.30 pm, 22 November 1918: awarded dismissed; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 25 November 1918.

Admitted to Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, 28 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 22 January 1920 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 3 March 1920 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 42 days); disembarked Sydney, 12 March 1920, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged Brisbane, 15 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBER Joshua George

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