|Place of birth||Ross, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Barwick, Ross, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Ross, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Sergeant Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Led Platoon with great dash in successful counterattack, setting splendid example of coolness and cheerfulness. (Bullecourt, 6 May 1917)'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth Ellen BARWICK; Eva Mary BARWICK|
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Force, 11 September 1915; taken on strength of 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 26 April 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 26 July 1916.
Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 26 November 1916 (myalgia); transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 27 November 1916; to No 5 Ambulance Train, 29 November 1916; to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 30 November 1916; discharged to duty, 9 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 December 1916.
Proceeded to unit, 27 February 1917; rejoined 12th Bn, 3 March 1917.
Promoted Sergeant, 10 April 1917.
Promoted Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer, Class II).
On leave, 21 July 1917; rejoined unit, 3 August 1917.
Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 August 1917 (urethral discharged); transferred to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1917 (gonorrhoea); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 24 August 1917; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 26 August 1917; discharged, 15 September 1917, and marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 24 days.
Proceeded to unit, 23 September 1917; rejoined 12th Bn, 26 September 1917.
On leave to Paris, 18 January 1918; rejoined unit, 28 January 1918.
Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 January 1918 (soft chancre); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 January 1918; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 4 February 1918 (scabies); discharged, 10 February 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.
Proceeded to England (deformed feet; Class B2); marched into No 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 12 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia, 6 June 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 31 July 1918; discharged Hobart (medically unfit), 3 September 1918.
Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.Death attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Ross Cemetery, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARWICK James Thomas|