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Stanley Edgerton BARKLA

Regimental number2268
Place of birthSaddleworth, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWaiter
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 11.5"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Castine, Railway Station, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember, of the Adelaide Rifle Club for 3 years.
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abraham and Marie Costine BARKLA; Wife: Mary BARKLA
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 23 July 1917; reverted to the ranks, 12 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 October 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 15 January 1918 (neuralgis, defective vision); rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 May 1918 (mustard gas burns), and admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; to 41st Stationary Hospital, 5 May 1918; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 6 May 1918; to England, 11 May 1918, and admitted same day to Whipps Cross War Hospital, Leytonstone (affiliated with Colchester Military Hospital); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 29 May 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 June 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 14 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 8 October 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 5 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 15 March 1919, and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death16 December 1937
Age at death61
Place of burialMitcham Cemetery (Portion D, Grave 259), Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARKLA Stanley Edgerton

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