David Robert BARCLAY

Badge Number: 19649

BARCLAY, David Robert

Service Number: 6391
Enlisted: 3 September 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Goolwa, South australia, 10 August 1875
Home Town: Goolwa, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia,Australia, 7 September 1931, aged 56 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: LO, Road: 2S, Site No: 13
Memorials: Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Goolwa War Memorial, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 6391
20 Mar 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 6391, 3rd Field Company Engineers
20 Mar 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 6391, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Armadale, Sydney
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 6391, 11th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Peter Sunners

The Chronicle 24 September 1931
Mr. David Robert Barclay, who recently died in Adelaide, was the youngest son of Captain James Barclay, of Goolwa, one of the pioneers of the River Murray. Mr. Barclay, who was 56 years of age, was born in Goolwa, and after being engaged in the butchering business for some years, shipped on the steamer Cadell at Port Broughton, and later became engineer of that vessel. When the war broke out Mr. Barclay enlisted in the Engineering Corps, and served for several years. On his return he was engineer on the steamers Dispatch and Captain Sturt, of the River Murray, respectively, for some time. Mr. Barclay left a widow. Mrs. William Byrnes, of Currency Creek, is a sister.