Service Number: 591
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Harleston, England, 1890
Home Town: Portland, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 30 June 1947, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Portland District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 591, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 591, 2nd Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 591, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Benjamin Barkway, Brockdish, near Schole, Norfolk, England

Advice has been received here that Walter Barkway, who enlisted in the expeditionary forces from this town, was wounded at the Dardanelles.  He was 25 years of age, and was one of the first volunteers sent from here.  He had one and three quarter years' service in the Garrison Artillery in the Territorials in England before coming to Australia.  He left here in company with Lance Corporal Purtton (killed).  He was employed by the Cement Company previous to enlisting.  His relatives reside in England.