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William Henry BARBER

Regimental number3704
Place of birthMerau Burn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTalbot Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McGuinness, Talbot Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date16 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Poonah', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 14 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 16 July 1919.

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

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