The AIF Project

Aubrey John BARWICK

Regimental number3276
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbert Park, Moonah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James S Barwick, Albert Park, Moonah, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'Near BONY, on 29th September 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer organised a bombing party to clean up an enemy bombing party which had worked up ............LANE towards WILLOW TRENCH and had caused several casualties to an American Section. He led his men against the enemy with the greatest gallantry driving them back with sever casualties. he then established a block in the trench and so prevented further attack. His prompt action restored the situation at a critical moment and saved our men from severe loss. Throughout the operation, his qualities of leadership and initiative were of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.