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Douglas Lewis BARLOW

ReligionProtestant
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressProspect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A W Barlow, Fitzroy Terrace, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameStaff for No.1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola'
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/104/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Karoola on 14 July 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 18 December 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 20 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 27 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 10 August 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 19 August 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 9 December 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 25 April 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 10 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 12 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 23 January 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 23 March 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 12 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 18 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board No 1 Hospital Ship Karoola on 26 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Karoola on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Splendid courage and devotion to duty during rescue work E. of Ypres 20-22 September 1917, setting splendid example to men and rendering valuable services.'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

Military Cross


'(E. of Ypres 4 October 1917) Conspicuous gallantry, resource and devotion to duty, materially assisiting in evacuation work.'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 26 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He advanced with the battalion, established his aid post, and dressed the wounded and assisted in their removal under constant shelling. Owing to casualties among bearers he was cut off from the ambulance clearing post for several hours, and it was mainly owing to his exertions that the wounded received attention and shelter during this period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Discharge date8 April 1919
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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