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Oliver Albert Mortimer BARKER

Regimental number187
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMarryatville State School, South Australia
AddressWellington Road, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Barker, Wellington Road, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme); and as No. 119 Lance Corporal in the 79th (Torrens) Infantry Regiment, SA.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death25 July 1916
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 29), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas William and Elizabeth May Gooding Barker, 5 Grenfell Street, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother (sole): served with RAN. Cousins: 3 served with AIF - 1 killed, 1 returned well, 1 returned blind.

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