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David Robert BARCLAY

Regimental number6391
Place of birthGoolwa, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
AddressEdwardstown, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 3.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Barclay, Edwardstown, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 20 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date27 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: overage, haemorrhoids), Adelaide, 27 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 September 1931
Age at death56
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARCLAY David Robert

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