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Samuel Joseph BARKER

Regimental number6202
Place of birthLower Burdekin Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJeweller
AddressElfin Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, Frank Barker, Elfin Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 17/4/16 - 26th Bn, 17th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 26th Bn, 12/6/17. Mortally wounded, 15/5/18. Died, 21/5/18.
FateDied of wounds 21 May 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death21 May 1918
Age at death32
Place of burialEtretat Churchyard Extension (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 11), France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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