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James Thomas BARWICK

Regimental number2213
Place of birthRoss, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoss, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 2.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Barwick, Ross, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentRoss, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Led Platoon with great dash in successful counterattack, setting splendid example of coolness and cheerfulness. (Bullecourt, 6 May 1917)'
Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth Ellen BARWICK; Eva Mary BARWICK

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date3 September 1918
Other details

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 death19 November 1938
Age at death44
Place of burialRoss Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARWICK James Thomas

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