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William John BARKER

Regimental number3243
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
SchoolHeathcote South State School No. 1520, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressHeathcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Barker, Heathcote South, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the AMF and the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Pozieres, died at Rouen, France.
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death12 August 1916
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery, Rouen (B. 31. 3.), France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Hannah Madeline Barker, "Rouen", 78 Beavers Road, Northcote, Victoria. Native of Heathcote, Victoria

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