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Nathaniel BARCLAY

Regimental number2139
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, James Barclay, 33 Hoddle Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date29 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable service during operations in carrying important messages through heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: 1429 Corporal Stanley George TURNER, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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