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Peter Edward BARKER

Regimental number5974
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
SchoolSwan Hill State School, Victoria
OccupationFarm hand
AddressSwan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.9
Height5' 6.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr E Barker, Swan Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death15 July 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery, Neuve-Eglise (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Swan Hill Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Kent Fedorowich. Parents: E. and Georgina BARKER, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916, and marched into 2nd training Bn, Perham Downs.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 3 December 1916 (bronchitis), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 9 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 December 1916.

Killed in action, 15 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARKER Peter Edward

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