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Alexander BARCLAY

Regimental number158
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
SchoolAshley Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm student
AddressGovernment Farm, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, A Barclay,132 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in Royal Engineers Volunteers.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death29 May 1915
Age at death20
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery, (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 20), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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