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Alfred Victor BARROW

Regimental number3008
Place of birthHarrogate, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical salesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Barrow, The Cottage, Sturton Le Steeple, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizens Defence Corps, New Zealand.
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919
Discharge date19 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 18th Bn from 3rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916.

Attached to 1st Anzac Headquarters for permanent Base duties as Orderly in Corps Area, 25 August 1916.

Detached from 1st Anzac HQ and proceeded to AIF HQ, London, 20 April 1917.

On Command at Flying Corps School, Reading, 23 April 1917.

Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the AIF, 23 June 1917.

On Command at Aerial Gunnery School, Hythe, from 69th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 August 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 23 September 1917.

On Command at No 1 School of Mechanical Aeronautics, reading, for training as a Flying Officer (Pilot), 7 June 1918.

Marched in to AFC Depot, Wendover, from RAF Armaments School, 5 October 1918.

Taken on strength, 7th Training Squadron, Leigherton, 11 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypringa', 15 November 1919; discharged, Sydney, 19 July 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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