Barnabas Leslie PEMBER

PEMBER, Barnabas Leslie

Service Numbers: 6811, W27592, W72579
Enlisted: 18 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Victoria Park, Western Australia, 9 November 1898
Home Town: Toodyay, Toodyay, Western Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Miner & Labourer
Died: Mining Accident, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 19 September 1945, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Kalgoorlie Cemetery, W.A.
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World War 1 Service

18 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6811, 16th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6811, 16th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6811, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle

World War 2 Service

12 Feb 1941: Enlisted Australian Army, SN W27592, 10th Garrison Battalion
30 Aug 1941: Discharged Australian Army, SN W27592, 10th Garrison Battalion
22 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Army, SN W72579, 8th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Barnabas Leslie PEMBER was born in Victoria Park, Western Australia on 9th November, 1898

His parents were William Charles PEMBER and Sarah Ann RICHARDS

He married Eileen Johannah WHITE in WA in 1924 - 3 known children, Iris, Valda & Rita

Barnabas died in Kalgoorlie District Hospital, Western Australia on 19th September, 1945 after an accident when he was caught on a shafting rotary filler at the Great Boulder Mine - he  is buried in the Kalgoorlie Cemetery

He served in both WW1 and WW2 (see Service Details)

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