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Samuel James BARROW

Regimental number3413
Place of birthPreston, Lancashire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLoco fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Barrow, 36 Cornwall Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Samuel BARROW
Medals

Military Medal

'A stretcher bearer who repeatedly showed great gallantry in attending to and bringing in wounded under heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 July 1940
Age at death61
Place of burialAlbany Cemetery, Western Australia

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