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Regimental number308
Date of birth1 May 1895
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressThe Vicarage, Yambuk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R T Barker, The Vicarage, Yambuk, Victoria
Previous military service56B Area
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Ian Marr
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted Balcombe, Victoria, 1 July 1940, as V7430; discharged, 6 October 1944, as Corporal, Machine Gun Training Bn.
Date of death11 October 1966
Age at death71
Place of burialYambuk Cemetery, Victoria

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