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Sydney William BARKER

Regimental number226
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressThe Avenue, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Alfred Barker, The Avenue, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military service20th Infantry
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty. By his tenacity and courage whilst in charge of a Medium Trench Mortar Battery he kept his guns in action under heavy hostile fire of every description. It was due to his devotion that the wire-cutting operations on his sector were successfully carried out under very adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

''For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty. By his tenacity and courage whilst in charge of a Medium Trench Mortar Battery he kept his guns in action under heavy hostile fire of every description. It was due to his devotion that the wire-cutting operations on his sector were successfully carried out under very adverse conditions.''

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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