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Barker, Arthur Richard (1503)

Place of Birth: Sprent, TAS

Age: 18 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 April 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1503            view online service record

150 Farrell Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Arthur William Barker (father)
150 Farrell Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 28 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Berrima A35
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 24 April 1918
Place: France

Lieutenant, 22 Infantry, killed in action 24 April, 1918, aged 21, commemorated Lavieville Communal Cemetery, France.

Father: Arthur William BARKER, born Sprent, Tasmania, educated Albert Park SS. Enlisted with father as next of kin, 150 Farrell Street, circular returned from Caulfield. A Death Notice has 126 Farrell Street and has a elder brother 3101, Ernest, 57 Infantry as wounded. Accountant, Victoria Railways.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

A Barker was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016,

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