Peter Edward BARKER


BARKER, Peter Edward

Service Number: 5974
Enlisted: 17 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Swan Hill, Swan Hill, Victoria
Schooling: Swan Hill State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, Messines, Belgium, 15 July 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Plot 11, Row A, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5974, 7th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5974, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
15 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5974, 37th Infantry Battalion

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37 Battalion

Rank - Private

11 Setember 1916 - Disembarked Plymouth

23 September 1916 - Taken on strength

22 Novmber 1916 - Proceeded to France from Southampton

3 December 1916 - To hospital, Bronchitis

9 December 1916 - Discharged to duty

10 December 1916 - Rejoined unit

Son of Elisha and Georgina Barker, of Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia