|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||4 Warrick Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, John Barling, 4 Warrick Street, Ascot Vale, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Orders
'Excellent work as runner at Pozieres.'
Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd day of August, 1918 at HERLEVILLE WOOD. During the advance when all other Runners became casualties this man carried on alone. He made innumerable trips to Battalion Headquarters under very heavy Machine Gun and rifle fire. Though partially gassed he refused to be relieved of his duties knowing the weakness of his Company. Later on in the day when the casualties became greater he acted a runner for the flank Coy. His work was of a very high standard and he was untiring in his efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Fawkner Cemetery|