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Regimental number2701
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolRosebank School, Dundee, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBilliard marker
AddressNhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S.Barlow, Baker Street, Nhill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned in Despatches
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Discharge date27 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 6th Bn, Lemnos, 31 October 1915.

Evacuated to hospital, 8 December 1915 (hernia); admitted to No 24 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 10 December 1915; transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezirch, Egypt, 2 January 1916; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 2 February 1916; discharged, 2 February 1916, and marched into Overseas Base the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 30 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for postal duty, 6 April 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 April 1916.

With Base Postal Corps, 2 May 1916.

Detached for duty with Postal Corps, 7 September 1916.

With Base Postal Office, London, no date stated.

Married Hephzibah Florence TATE, Register Office, Paddington, 17 March 1917.

Promoted Extra Regimental Corporal, London, 1 June 1918.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, London, 8 November 1918.

Detached from postal duty, 2 January 1919, and marched out of No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Margha', 19 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 March 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 27 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARLOW Robert

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