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Harry King BARRACLOUGH

Regimental number18425
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOptician
Address385 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Barraclough, Dick Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work near Jeancourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'Near Jeacourt, on 18th September 1918, he moved forward as forward observation officer. He followed the infantry from one objective to another, keeping in a position to observe their movements despite heavy shelling throughout. On reaching the final objective he maintained his observation post all day, notwithstanding the fact that he was suffering considerably from gas poisoning. He showed great gallantry and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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