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William Frederick BARKER

Regimental number1372
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWilliam Thomas Barker, 'Ravensbourne', Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 26 February 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

FateDischarged 12 September 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His work, in charge of stretcher bearers, has been characterized by a well developed sense of responsibility under ordinary conditions, and under fire by personal courage and great initiative. He is as fearless as he is indefatigable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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