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William BARBER

Regimental number2330
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Addressc/o Mrs J Bishop, Second Street, Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Constance Barber, c/o Mrs J Bishop, Second Street, Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 22/6/15 - 27th Bn, 5th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 27th Bn, 12/1/16. Promoted Corporal, 12/8/16. Mortally wounded 4/11/16.
FateDied of wounds 20 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death20 November 1916
Age at death28
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row A,Grave No. 17a), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 27th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Attached to 7th Brigade Snipers, 10 April 1916; rejoined Bn, 12 July 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 9 August 1916; promoted Corporal, 12 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm and right chest); admitted to No. 4 General Hospital, Camiers, 7 November 1916; died of wounds, 20 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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