Harold Victor BARGER

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BARGER, Harold Victor

Service Number: 1675
Enlisted: 26 January 1915, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Junortoun, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: North Bendigo and Junortoun State Schools, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness, Egypt, 16 February 1916
Cemetery: Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery
Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Tel el Kebir, North Egypt, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Junorton Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1675, 21st Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1675, 21st Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1675, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
16 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1675, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Private Harold Victor Barger (1675, 21st Battalion) was a farmer from Bendigo, Victoria. He was diagnosed with cerebro spinal meningitis and died on 16 February 1916. Harold is buried in the Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

His mother wrote that he was 17 and a half years of age at the time of his death.

Harold's brother Private William Gabriel Barger was killed in the battle of Fromelles on July 1916, and another brother Private Robert Charles Barger served with the 8th Battalion.

Source: AWM

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