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Sydney William BARLOW

Date of birth18 November 1867
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressCarrington Road, Glenvale near Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Height5' 9.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Barlow, Carrington Road, Glenvale near Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1916
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Josiah and Sarah BARLOW; Wife: Catherine BARLOW
Discharge date22 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 23 February 1916, and grabnted temporary rank of Lieut. Colonel while commanding the Regiment.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 16 June 1916 (chronic diarrhoea); Medical Board, 6 July 1916, noted: 'He is suffering from (1) Peripheral Neuritis (2) Debility (3) (?) Early Beri-Beri'; transferred to England, 12 July 1916.

Discharged from 1st London General Hospital, 31 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMNZT 'Marama', 31 August 1916; appointment terminated (discharged), 22 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 December 1919
Age at death54
Place of burialDrayton Cemetery (Portion 20, Plot 3, Grave No. 205), Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARLOW Sydney William

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