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Robert Hayward BARBER

Regimental number755
Place of birthNew York USA
AddressPine Grove, Jeffcott via Donald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William John Barber, Catford, Kent, England
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Conspicuous devotion to duty, leadership and organising powers. (East of Ypres on 20 September 1917)
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was put in command of a platoon in an attack at very short notice and though wounded before the attack began led his men forward with the greatest coolness. He captured his objective and showed splendid energy and initiative in consolidating the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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