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Roy Austin BARCLAY

Regimental number849
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolQuarry Hills State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTurner
Address82 Russell Street, Quarry Hill, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, W H Barclay, 82 Russell Street, Quarry Hill, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServedfor 2 years in the 67th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at timer of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial C.5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Henry and Edith Barclay, 82 Russell Street, Bendigo, Victoria. Native of Mount Egerton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Found guilty, 5 August 1915, of being late on parade: awarded 1 day's detention (remitted), and forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Killed in action, 8-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARCLAY Roy Austin

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